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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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
This uniform (skirt, jacket, and lapel pin) was worn by Beatriz Susana Genoves, a greeter for the Windows...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...