SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This M&M dispenser, soot-covered calendar, and desk copy of the U.S. Army code were recovered from the...
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....
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