New York Post First Annual Liberty Medal

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Silver; silk
diameter: 3 3/16 in. ( 8.1 cm )
Silver struck medal depicting hand holding torch on rayonnant raised circular field; legend around border: "LIBERTY MEDAL/NEW YORK CITY". Reverse bears engraved inscription: "NEW YORK POST/first annual/liberty medals/September 26, 2002". Medal suspended on red, white, and blue grosgrain silk ribbon drawn through elongated hook attached at center top.
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Prompted by the terrorist attack of September 11, the New York Post created the Liberty Medal to honor eleven "everyday, normally unsung, heroes who make the city work and make it wonderful." One was given to Nino Vendome.
Credit Line: 
Gift of The New York Post
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Creative: Tronvig Group