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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter
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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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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...