Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Douglas MacMillan Cherry. The bracelet is engraved: "Douglas MacMillan Cherry | 9-11-01 WTC."
Historical Notes Born in Wooster, Ohio, Douglas Cherry lived in Maplewood, New Jersey, with his wife, Sarah, and their three children. A fan of the Cincinnati Bengals football team, he wore tiger-striped sneakers. At Aon Corporation, Douglas was a senior vice president. On September 11, he was trapped with coworkers in an office on the South Tower’s 105th floor. Douglas was 38 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