Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Matthew Gilbert Vianna. The bracelet is engraved: "Matthew Vianna | WTC." The bracelet appears tarnished.
Historical Notes Long Island native Matthew Vianna lived in Manhasset. He graduated from Villanova University in 2000. Matthew enjoyed boating, fishing, and visiting beaches in the Hamptons. He was also a fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. Matthew worked in sales at TradeSpark, a Cantor Fitzgerald subsidiary. On September 11, he was at his office on the North Tower’s 104th floor. Matthew was 23 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