SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
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Michelle Guyton, an artist and poet from Mobile, Alabama, created this interpretive scrapbook reflecting...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
This collection of clothing worn by New York City Mayor Rudolf Giuliani includes a hat, boots, and two...
This elevator emergency-instruction plate and four elevator frame floor markers were recovered from the...