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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt
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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....