SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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". . .we spent many many hours networking with individuals in various agencies to complete our job."
William Yeingst
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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
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...
This rescue helmet and vest were part of the Port Authority of New Jersey and New York Police Department...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...