SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

Remembrance
and
Reflection

September 3-11, 2011
11am to 3pm

Smithsonian Channel
"9/11: Stories in Fragments" is a Smithsonian Channel documentary based on the Museum's September 11 collections and the stories they convey. The documentary features museum curators and donors speaking about the objects and giving the perspectives of victims, witnesses, ordinary people, and heroes from New York, the Pentagon, and Shanksville. The documentary is scheduled to premiere on the Smithsonian Channel September 5 at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT.

9/11: Stories in Fragments:
Sneak Peek

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Four airplanes. Nearly three-thousand victims. One unimaginable tragedy. The terrible events of September 11, 2001 will never be forgotten.

9/11: Stories in Fragments:
A Hero's Badge

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Navy physician David Tarantino rescued Pentagon employee Jerry Henson who was trapped in his office after a hijacked plane hit the Pentagon.

9/11: Stories in Fragments:
A Narrow Escape

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Lisa Lefler evacuated her office on the 103rd floor of the south tower when the first plane struck. Her briefcase was recovered in the debris days later.

9/11: Stories in Fragments:
From the Wreckage

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Flight attendant Lorraine Bay's logbook was among the objects recovered from the wreckage of hijacked Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

9/11: Stories in Fragments:
Rare and Resilient Photographs

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Photojournalist John Harrington talks about the rare Pentagon photographs that he donated to the Smithsonian.

Other Videos

Ten Years Later:
The Smithsonian Remembers September 11

Remarks by Marc Pachter, the museum's interim director, and curator Cedric Yeh about the Smithsonian's September 11 collections and the special display on view for only 9 days, September 3 through September 11, 2011.

Kiosks

These programs were displayed on kiosks during the 2002 Bearing Witness to History exhibition.

We are 16 for 16

"We are 16 for 16"

Matthew Farley, a World Trade Center lawyer, tracks the fate of his office staff on September 11 using his BlackBerry wireless e-mail device.

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I carried the flame

"I carried the flame"

Liz Howell, the wife of a Pentagon victim, tells how carrying the Olympic flame was a meaningful remembrance of her lost husband.

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News headlines

News Around the World

View a slideshow of news headlines about the September 11 attacks.

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