SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
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This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...