SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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These two beaded American flag pins were made soon after September 11...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...