SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt





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This calendar, created for the Greenwich Village School in New York City, is illustrated with children’s...
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade...
New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...