Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Michael J. Pascuma, Jr. The bracelet is engraved: "Michael J. Pascuma, Jr. | 9-11-01 WTC | Forever In Our Hearts." A small American flag is printed to the left of the name.
Historical Notes A native of Richmond Hill, Queens, Michael Pascuma lived in Massapequa Park on Long Island with his wife, Linda. They had three children. Michael often golfed on weekends with coworkers from Harvey Young Yurman, Inc., where he worked as a broker. On September 11, Michael was attending a weekly breakfast meeting with colleagues at Windows on the World on the North Tower’s 107th floor. He was 50 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