Description Metal memorial bracelet created in memory of Jill Maurer-Campbell. The bracelet is engraved: "Jill Maurer-Campbell | 9-11-01 WTC." A small American flag is printed to the left of the name.
Historical Notes Jill Maurer-Campbell lived with her husband, Steven, and their infant son in Middle Village, Queens, where she had grown up. In summer 2001, she was teaching her son to crawl—which he did for the first time after Jill left for work on September 11. That day, she went into her office on the South Tower’s 78th floor, where she worked part time as an administrative assistant at Baseline. She 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