SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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Helena Wright
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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
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This purse belonged to Lorraine Lee, who worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Risk Services,...
This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
This panel was part of Foam Truck 161 operated by the Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services Division,...
This collection of twenty-five photographs taken by amateur photographer Seymour Levy documents the World...