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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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
David Shayt
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center, was manufactured by...
The design of this poster, titled Rise Above, evokes the composition of the American flag with...
This commemorative pamphlet, published by the Christian Embassy, was distributed at Washington, D.C.,...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...