SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"...his restaurant was cranking, 24 hours a day, every day of the week with volunteer workers and donated food..."
David Shayt
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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright





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This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
This collection of five color photographs taken by Donald Lokuta documents New Yorkers searching for...
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...