Photo credit: Michael Hnatov
Accession Number: C.2013.629.9
Dimensions: 1.375 in X 1.5 in X 0.375 in
Dimensions (Metric): 3.4925 cm X 3.81 cm X 0.9525 cm
Credit Line: Gift of Richard Freeman
Lapel pin depicting the logo for the W. Steven Martin Patriot Parades. The pin features an American flag background with the Twin Towers in the center. "TENTH ANNIVERSARY | NEVER FORGET" is printed around the pin along with a police and fire badge. The police badge reads "2001" and the fire badge reads "2011."
The “Patriot Parades” – one marking the first anniversary of 9/11 and another commemorating the 10th – were spearheaded by W. Steven Martin, a Phoenix, Arizona-based radio personality. The 30-mile parade route in the Phoenix metropolitan area came together under the premise that one person would ride their motorcycle in honor of each 9/11 victim. Commemorative wristbands with victims’ names were worn by the event riders.