Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Steven P. Morello. The bracelet is engraved: "Steven Morrello | WTC." The silver plating on the bracelet is tarnished.
Historical Notes Native New Yorker Steven Morello lived with his wife, Eileen, in Bayonne, New Jersey. They had raised three children. Steven’s pastimes included doing crossword puzzles, playing the lottery, and learning guitar to serenade Eileen with ballads. On September 11, Steven, an office manager for Marsh & McLennan, was working on the North Tower’s 93rd floor. He was 52 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