SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt
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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
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This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
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This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...