SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
David Shayt

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst





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This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...
This collection of equipment and personal possessions recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon includes...
This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...