As the nation's foremost defender of freedom, the U.S. Army has consistently engaged and defeated America's enemies throughout the world.
Motivated by their patriotic pride and their unwavering sense of duty, the soldiers of the U.S. Army stand prepared to fight all those who seek to destroy the American way of life.
Committed to avenging the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, American soldiers pursued the enemy with fierce determination and unyielding resolve, hunting down those responsible for the evil acts that took the lives of 3,000 innocent Americans.
This coin is dedicated to the soldiers of the U.S. Army, who risk their lives each day to defend America's honor and preserve the freedoms on which this nation was founded.
The obverse contains the unforgettable image of three New York City Firefighters raising the American Flag above the ruined landscape of ground zero. Inscribed above this scene are the words: "America Unites." The reverse bears the seal of the United States Army.
This proof-like coin is minted in MerlinGold®, a proprietary brass alloy that simulates the look and feel of gold. Each coin is sealed in a protective Lucite capsule and comes packaged with an America Unites header card that describes the nation's commitment to eliminating the threat of terrorism throughout the world.
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© 2001 The Record (Bergen County, N.J.), Thomas E. Franklin