SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt
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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright





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This collection of flight attendant Lorraine Bay's artifacts recovered from the wreckage of United Airlines...
This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...
This calendar, created for the Greenwich Village School in New York City, is illustrated with children’s...