Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Sara Elizabeth Low. The bracelet is engraved: "F/A Sara Low | 9-11-01 AA11." A small American flag is printed to the left of the name.
Historical Notes A native of Batesville, Arkansas, Sara Low moved into her own apartment in Boston in 2001. She and her mother spent the summer decorating the place. From an early age, Sara often joined her father on his small plane. After earning a business degree, she went to work in 1999 as a flight attendant for American Airlines. On September 11, Sara was working aboard Flight 11. She was 28 years old.
Curator's Comment Building on a tradition begun during the Vietnam War era to remember American prisoners of war and those missing in action, bracelets bearing the names of victims emerged after 9/11 as a way to honor those killed in the attacks. Some bracelets also bear personal inscriptions and images, including the American flag, the Twin Towers, and the Pentagon, and insignia reflecting a victim’s status as a first responder. Whether worn by relatives and friends of the victim or by empathetic strangers, 9/11 memorial bracelets created an intimate connection to individual victims while also communicating a shared sense of loss and compassion. HIDE