Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Dennis Michael Cook. The bracelet is engraved: "Dennis Michael Cook | WTC."
Historical Notes Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dennis Cook lived in Colts Neck, New Jersey, with his wife, Dana, and their two young daughters. He enjoyed golfing and playing with his children at the beach. Dennis spent six years at Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was an assistant trader. On September 11, he was at work on the 104th floor of the North Tower. Dennis was 33 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