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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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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This crumpled piece of exterior sheathing from the World Trade Center was recovered from the debris pile...
Jules Naudet used this camera to film the only known footage of the first airplane hitting the north...
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...