Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Glenn C. Perry, Sr. The bracelet is engraved: "Lt. Glenn C. Perry | FDNY Ladder 25." The bracelet is discolored and tarnished.
Historical Notes Born in Brooklyn, Glenn Perry lived in Monroe, New York, with his wife, Peggy, and their three children, ages 10 to 16. The family often vacationed in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where Glenn spent time golfing and enjoying the ocean. Glenn served first with the NYPD and then the FDNY. On September 11, Lieutenant Perry responded with his company, Ladder 25, to the Twin Towers. He was 41 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