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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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
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This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...
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This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
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