Noble Eagle Pin
Inspired by "Operation Noble Eagle", America's military response to the events of September 11, 2001. Crafted in sterling silver, clad in 18K gold with clear Swarovski crystals and a single blue crystal eye. Measures 2 1/4" x 2 5/8".
The card enclosed with the brooch reads:
" On September 11th, 2001, terrorists attacked America by flying airliners loaded with innocent people into the World Trade Center Towers and the Pentagon. Within minutes America responded. Citizens prevented a fourth aircraft from making its destination at the cost of their own lives. Others rendered aid, saved lives, and began an earnest defense of the country on land, sea and in the air. This response was named Operation Noble Eagle. This pin is the symbol of American resolve and strength. The shiny eagle in flight represents the power of freedom as it carries and protects the pearl that is America. It is a tribute to Operation Noble Eagle."
“Thank you for your first ever “Noble Eagle” pin. It is a beautiful and fitting tribute to those citizens who defended our country and responded so bravely in the wake of 9/11. I will wear it proudly as I have all your other creations.”
Hillary Clinton June 11 2003