SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold





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This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...