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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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright





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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...