Historical Notes Dorothy Chiarchiaro grew up in Brooklyn. A date on a street called Love Lane led to 37 years with her husband, Nicholas. They lived in Glenwood, New Jersey, and had raised two children. Dorothy was an administrative assistant at Fred Alger Management, where her niece, Dolores Costa, was a vice president. On September 11, the two were at work on the North Tower’s 93rd floor. Dorothy was 61 years old.
Dolores Costa was born in Brooklyn. She and her husband, Charles, had a home in Port Monmouth, New Jersey, where birds flocked to the backyard houses and feeders Dolores provided. Dolores worked as a vice president at Fred Alger Management, where her aunt, Dorothy Chiarchiaro, was also employed. On September 11, both were at work on the North Tower’s 93rd floor. Dolores 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