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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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

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This material from Capt. David Thomas, Pentagon survivor and rescuer, includes his uniform trousers,...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...