SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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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...