SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote
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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst





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These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
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...