Accession Number: C.2007.26.2
Dimensions: 4.875 in X 4 in
Dimensions (Metric): 12.3825 cm X 10.16 cm
Credit Line: Anonymous gift
Wooden urn with "09-11-01" engraved on the front. The urn came in a blue velvet bag.
The scale and nature of destruction made it difficult and, in the case of the World Trade Center and Pentagon, impossible to recover and identify all who were killed there. Some families acknowledged their losses with memorial services, even when they had received no remains. Over time, as fragmented remains were found and identified at Ground Zero, some victims’ families faced the need for multiple funerals. Memorial services and funerals continued for years.
Urns like this one were filled with earth from the vicinity of the World Trade Center site and given to family members of the World Trade Center victims.