SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This collection of approximately 1,600 images taken by Michael Garcia, Ssgt. Brian Boisvert, and Cpl....
Roe Bianculli-Taylor used this cell phone to learn about the September 11 attacks as she commuted to...
This purse belonged to Lorraine Lee, who worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Risk Services,...
This panel was part of Foam Truck 161 operated by the Fort Myer Fire and Emergency Services Division,...