SEPTEMBER 11
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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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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...