The Transportation 9-11 Medal is a special decoration of the U.S. Department of Transportation which was first created in 2002. The decoration recognizes those civilians and members of the military who performed heroic deeds and valorous accomplishments in the immediate aftermath of the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States of America.
The 9-11 Medal is a one time decoration and is authorized for wear by both civilians and members of the U.S military.
The medal features a tablet above a laurel wreath and below an arc of 9 stars and 11 rays. Inscriptions read “DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION,” “UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,” and “NE OBLIVISCARIS,” meaning “Never forget.” The ribbon is is divided into equal thirds of red, white, and blue from right to left.