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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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote





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Penny Elgas built a patriotic box to preserve this piece of American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that...
This Skilcraft electric wall clock, which hung in the Pentagon helipad fire station, was knocked to the...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...
This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...