SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney





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This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....
This collection of two fine art engravings reflects one artist's emotional response to the events of...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
Donn Marshall wore this particle mask and pair of latex gloves during the rescue efforts at the Pentagon...