Campaigners are continuing their attempts for official recognition for the bravery of Rick Rescorla.
The Cornishman, who became a naturalised US citizen, was the security manager at one of the finance firms at the World Trade Centre.
He is credited with leading 2,700 people to safety when the planes struck the twin towers in September 2001.
His cousin, John Daniels, from Hayle, says the campaign for an American gallantry medal has not been abandoned.
He said: "It's still in progress and recently Tony Blair had a word, he says, with George Bush when he went to Washington to see whether anything more can be done.
"I can't understand why there's no reason to give him an award."