Pins Commemorated Victims of 1993 Bombing

A small, silver-colored pin that Port Authority employees received after the 1993 bombing is displayed in a glass case.
Port Authority employees received this pin after the bombing on February 26, 1993. (Photo: Jin Lee)

After the first attack on the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993, the Port Authority commemorated the lives of the six individuals who were killed, four of whom were Port Authority employees.

Port Authority Executive Director Stanley Brezenoff arranged for memorial pins to be given to agency employees. With each pin came a note that read:

“The bombing of the World Trade Center on February 26, 1993 subjected Port Authority staff to a most difficult test. Our collective strength, bravery and perseverance overcame the tragic events of that day and became a defining moment in our agency’s history. This commemorative pin is dedicated to the memory of John DiGiovanni, Robert Kirkpatrick, Stephen Knapp, William Macko, Wilfredo Mercado and Monica Smith. I urge you to wear it proudly.”

Read more about the 1993 bombing here.

By Jordan Friedman, 9/11 Memorial Research and Digital Projects Associate

Previous Post

Special Talk to Examine 1993 Bombing Investigation

This photo from 1993 shows the public parking garage at the World Trade Center that was destroyed in the 1993 bombing.

FBI Special Agent Francis J. Pellegrino joins former federal prosecutor Michael J. Garcia on February 25 in a compelling discussion, reviewing the hunt for the 1993 World Trade Center bombers.

View Blog Post

Next Post

Make a Difference by Volunteering at the Museum

A volunteer in a blue vest that reads 9/11 Memorial assists a woman on the Memorial plaza.

Volunteering at the 9/11 Memorial Museum can be a meaningful experience for those who want to make a difference in somebody else’s life.

View Blog Post