[112th Congress Public Law 76]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]

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Public Law 112-76
112th Congress

                                 An Act

  To award Congressional Gold Medals in honor of the men and women who 
 perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on the United States on 
       September 11, 2001. <<NOTE: Dec. 23, 2011 -  [H.R. 3421]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Fallen Heroes of 
9/11 Act. 31 USC 5111 note.>> 

    This Act may be cited as the ``Fallen Heroes of 9/11 Act''.

    Congress finds that--
            (1) the tragic deaths at the World Trade Center, at the 
        Pentagon, and in rural Pennsylvania on September 11, 2001, have 
        forever changed our Nation;
            (2) the officers, emergency workers, and other employees of 
        State and local government agencies, including the Port 
        Authority of New York and New Jersey, and of the United States 
        government and others, who responded to the attacks on the World 
        Trade Center in New York City and perished as a result of the 
        tragic events of September 11, 2001 (including those who are 
        missing and presumed dead), took heroic and noble action on that 
            (3) the officers, emergency rescue workers, and employees of 
        local and United States government agencies, who responded to 
        the attack on the Pentagon in Washington, DC, took heroic and 
        noble action to evacuate the premises and prevent further 
        casualties of Pentagon employees;
            (4) the passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93, 
        recognizing the imminent danger that the aircraft that they were 
        aboard posed to large numbers of innocent men, women and 
        children, American institutions, and the symbols of American 
        democracy, took heroic and noble action to ensure that the 
        aircraft could not be used as a weapon; and
            (5) given the unprecedented nature of the attacks against 
        the United States of America and the need to properly 
        demonstrate the support of the country for those who lost their 
        lives to terrorism, it is fitting that their sacrifice be 
        recognized with the award of an appropriate medal.

    (a) Award.--
            (1) Authorized.--The Speaker of the House of Representatives 
        and the President pro tempore of the Senate shall make 
        appropriate arrangements for the award, on behalf of Congress, 
        of 3 gold medals of appropriate design in honor of the men

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        and women who perished as a result of the terrorist attacks on 
        the United States on September 11, 2001.
            (2) Display.--Following the award of the gold medals 
        referred to in paragraph (1), one gold medal shall be given to 
        each of--
                    (A) the Flight 93 National Memorial in Pennsylvania,
                    (B) the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in 
                New York, and
                    (C) the Pentagon Memorial at the Pentagon,
        with the understanding that each medal is to be put on 
        permanent, appropriate display.
            (3) Design and striking.--For the purposes of the awards 
        referred to in paragraph (1), the Secretary of the Treasury 
        shall strike 3 designs of the gold medals with suitable emblems, 
        devices, and inscriptions, to be determined by the Secretary.

    (b) Duplicate Medals.--Under such regulations as the Secretary may 
prescribe, the Secretary may strike and sell duplicates in bronze of the 
gold medals struck under this Act, at a price sufficient to cover the 
costs of the medals, including labor, materials, dyes, use of machinery, 
and overhead expenses.
    (c) National Medals.--Medals struck pursuant to this Act are 
national medals for purposes of chapter 51 of title 31, United States 
    (d) Proceeds of Sale.--Amounts received from the sale of duplicate 
bronze medals under subsection (b) shall be deposited in the United 
States Mint Public Enterprise Fund.

    Approved December 23, 2011.


            Dec. 13, 14, considered and passed House.
            Dec. 15, considered and passed Senate.