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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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright





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These three red, white, and blue crystal temporary tattoos in patriotic motifs (flag, heart, and abstract...
This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade...
This book contains over 300 messages and drawings from the citizens of Mountain View, California...
This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...