SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
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These two T-shirts are examples of commemorative clothing sold on the streets of New York directly after...
This framed presentation plaque and two pole-mounted flags were recovered from the Pentagon office of...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
These photographs, taken by firefighter Jon Culberson, are some of the first images of the Pentagon shortly...