Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of T.J. Hargrave and left at the 9/11 Memorial. The bracelet is engraved: "Timothy J. Hargrave | WTC."
Historical Notes Manhattan native T. J. Hargrave lived with his wife, Patricia, and their three daughters in Readington, New Jersey. As a child, he acted and appeared regularly on the soap opera Guiding Light. As an adult, T. J. was a Cantor Fitzgerald vice president. In his free time, he studied soccer and coached his daughters’ teams. On September 11, T. J. was at work on the North Tower’s 105th floor. He was 38 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