Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2019.83.2
Dimensions: 1 ¼ in diameter
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm diameter
Credit Line: Gift of Mary E. Galligan
9/11 commemorative button with an image of the skyline without the Twin Towers. Printed text reads: "AMERICA REMEMBERS | 9 11 | PENTTBOM." In the center is an American flag and a bald eagle.
The FBI is a national security and intelligence organization responsible for protecting and defending the United States against terrorist and foreign intelligence threats and for upholding and enforcing the criminal laws of the United States. On 9/11, the FBI deployed agents to each attack site and to the airports from which the hijacked flights had departed, setting in motion what became the largest and most complex investigation in its history. Agents worked to identify the hijackers and their accomplices and to deter future attacks.
PENTTBOM is the name for the FBI's investigation into the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.