SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
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...