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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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
Michelle Delaney
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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones





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This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
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