SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"We sat down as a staff, almost like a family around the kitchen table..."
Peter Liebhold
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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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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...
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Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...