Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Michael Charles Sorresse. The bracelet is engraved: "Michael C. Sorresse | 9-11-01 WTC." A small American flag is printed to the left of the name.
Historical Notes Native New Yorker Michael Sorresse lived in Parsippany, New Jersey, with his wife, Catherine. Michael enjoyed biking, running, and hiking and encouraged his relatives to join him in pursuing a healthy lifestyle. On September 11, he was at his office on the North Tower’s 100th floor at Marsh & McLennan, where he worked as a vice president. Michael was 34 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