Memorial Flag for Stephen G. Siller
A memorial flag honoring FDNY firefighter Stephen G. Siller is embroidered with a green shamrock and a Maltese cross. A card for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade is attached with a lapel pin. Siller, 34, is remembered and celebrated for carrying 60 pounds of gear through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to reach the World Trade Center on 9/11—an act that inspired the Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk. The flag was preserved by Keith Piaseczny, the unofficial steward of the public viewing platform overlooking Ground Zero in the months after 9/11. Piaseczny curated numerous memorial items left by visitors, anticipating a permanent memorial or museum may someday be built to narrate the history of 9/11.