Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Norman S. Rossinow. The bracelet is engraved: "Norman Rossinow | WTC."
Historical Notes New Jersey native Norman Rossinow grew up in North Caldwell. He lived in Cedar Grove with his wife, Susan. Norman enjoyed the challenge of re-creating dishes he had tasted at restaurants. His own specialties were Spanish omelets and banana nut pancakes. On September 11, Norman was at work on the South Tower’s 105th floor at Aon Corporation, where he was a senior vice president. He was 39 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