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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote
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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote





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This binder cover, marked “World Trade Center Tower 2 Observation Deck Smoke Detection Manual,” was recovered...
This collection of approximately 1,600 images taken by Michael Garcia, Ssgt. Brian Boisvert, and Cpl....
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This collection of fourteen images of the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, crash site of United Airlines Flight...