Description Rubber memorial bracelet created in memory of Paul Kenneth Sloan. The bracelet is embossed: "You and I have memories longer than the road that stretches out ahead. PKS."
Historical Notes Denver, Colorado, native Paul Sloan grew up in Novato, California. He attended Brown University, where he played football, and worked in California before becoming an equities analyst at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods in 2000. Moving to New York City, Paul stayed loyal to the team he liked growing up, the San Francisco Giants. On September 11, he was at work on the South Tower’s 89th floor. Paul was 26 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