SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst





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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...