Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Jason M. Sekzer. The bracelet is engraved: "Jason Sekzer | WTC."
Historical Notes Manhattan-born Jason Sekzer lived in Forest Hills, Queens, with his wife, Natalie. Jason spent childhood summers at Camp Sussex in New Jersey, then worked there as a chef. After joining Cantor Fitzgerald, where he was a vice president, Jason stayed on the camp’s board and promoted its annual charity golf outing. On September 11, Jason was at work on the North Tower’s 103rd floor. He was 31 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