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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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Helena Wright
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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
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This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...
This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....