Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of James Joseph Carson, Jr. The bracelet is engraved: "James J. Carson, Jr. | 9-11-01 WTC." A small American flag is printed to the left of the name.
Historical Notes Long Island native James Carson lived in Massapequa Park with his wife, Debra, who was expecting their first child. James relaxed by playing football video games and kept exhaustive statistics on his virtual players. He had joined Cantor Fitzgerald as a network administrator six weeks prior to September 11. That morning, James was in his office on the North Tower’s 103rd floor. He was 32 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