SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney
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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold





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This windbreaker was worn by New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani during the events and aftermath of...
This elevator emergency-instruction plate and four elevator frame floor markers were recovered from the...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....