SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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These two beaded American flag pins were made soon after September 11...
These seven airplane fragments were recovered from the World Trade Center debris pile...
Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...