SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner





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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...