SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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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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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt





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This purse belonged to Lorraine Lee, who worked as an administrative assistant at Aon Risk Services,...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
This hard hat was worn by an iron worker from Chicago, Illinois, who came to New York to help clear the...
This Skilcraft electric wall clock, which hung in the Pentagon helipad fire station, was knocked to the...