SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney
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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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This damaged structural bracket from the World Trade Center was recovered from the debris pile...
This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
Ted Olson, U.S. solicitor general, received two calls on this office telephone from his wife, Barbara...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...