SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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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...