SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
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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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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