Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Marianne Liquori Simone. The bracelet is engraved: "Marianne Simone | WTC." The silver plating on the bracelet is tarnished.
Historical Notes Bensonhurst, Brooklyn, native Marianne Simone lived in Great Kills, Staten Island. Her funny stories and stunts reminded relatives of the antics on television’s I Love Lucy. A mother of three, Marianne planned to retire in 2003 and move closer to her grandchildren. On September 11, she was on the North Tower’s 101st floor at Cantor Fitzgerald, where she was a communications specialist. She was 62 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