SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt
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Peter Liebhold





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Two large photographs were commissioned to document the wall of the New York City Armory, which was...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...