SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
This Skilcraft electric wall clock, which hung in the Pentagon helipad fire station, was knocked to the...
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....