SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt





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This Skilcraft electric wall clock, which hung in the Pentagon helipad fire station, was knocked to the...
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