SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
David Shayt





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This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...
This badly damaged American flag was found by a recovery worker in the World Trade Center debris at the...
These geographic information system (GIS) maps are part of a computerized project mapping the city’s...
This collection of military headgear recovered from the Pentagon includes two Navy caps and a U.S. Army...