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

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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst
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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt

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Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...
This apron is covered with uniform patches from grateful patrons of Nino's restaurant, a relief center...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...