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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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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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...
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...