Description Blue rubber memorial bracelet created in memory of Craig Damian Lilore. The bracelet is embossed: "Craig D. Lilore | Always in Our Hearts | Sept. 11, 2001" two white American flags are printed in between the name and the other text.
Historical Notes Craig Lilore was born in Livingston, New Jersey. He lived in Lyndhurst with his wife, Caroline, and their son. After the couple bought a house, Craig, who liked a challenge, spent two years doing most of the renovations himself. At work, he traded institutional stocks at Cantor Fitzgerald. On September 11, Craig was at his office on the North Tower’s 104th floor. He was 30 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