SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold





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This wallet complete with its contents was found in the debris pile of the World Trade Center....
Jan Demczur, a window washer at the World Trade Center, used this brass Ettore Corp. squeegee handle...
These ID badges belonged to Comdr. Patrick Dunn, a victim of terrorist attack on the Pentagon...
This binder cover, marked “World Trade Center Tower 2 Observation Deck Smoke Detection Manual,” was recovered...