Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2014.487.2
Dimensions: 1 ¾ in X 3/4 in X 3/8 in
Dimensions (Metric): 2.54 cm X 7.62 cm X 7.62 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Dr. Martin Sher
American Red Cross commemorative lapel pin. The pin is a gold-colored rectangle with "September 11 | Recovery Program" printed at the top. Two blue towers flank the text with a pentagon in the center. "11 | 175 | 77 | 93" is printed in the pentagon, and the American Red Cross logo is at the bottom.
Volunteers of every age, background, and ability flocked to Ground Zero, intent on supporting rescue and recovery operations. Some signed on with organizations such as the American Red Cross and the Salvation Army, while others volunteered independently.