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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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This uniform was worn by Col. Mark Volk, Chief, Strategic Leadership division, Office of the Army, during...
This calendar, created for the Greenwich Village School in New York City, is illustrated with children’s...
This directional flyer, handed out by tollbooth operators at the Somerset exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,...
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...