Description Challenge coin left at the 9/11 Memorial in memory of Moira Ann Smith. The front of the coin depicts a photograph of Smith. Circling the coin is raised text: "P.O. MOIRA SMITH | SEPTEMBER 11, 2001 | 15TH ANNIVERSARY." The back of the coin includes an image of an American flag and raised text: "GroundZero360 | Never Forget."
Historical Notes Brooklyn native Moira Smith lived in Queens Village with her husband, James, and their two-year-old daughter. Moira liked to travel and joked that her maiden name, Reddy, meant she was “ready for anything.” She had ridden camels in North Africa and run with the bulls in Spain. She worked as an NYPD officer. On September 11, Officer Smith helped evacuees in the South Tower. She was 38 years old.
Curator's Comment This coin was left on the S-24 parapet of the South Pool on the 9/11 Memorial for Moira Ann Smith on September 11, 2020. HIDE