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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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...
This briefcase recovered from the World Trade Center wreckage belonged to Lisa Lefler, an Aon Risk Services...