SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote
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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
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Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...
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This purse belonged to Lorraine Lee, who worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Risk Services,...
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...