SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst

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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones





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This wallet complete with its contents was found in the debris pile of the World Trade Center....
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...
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This beeper belonged to Goumatie Thackurdeen, an employee at Fiduciary Trust Corp, which was housed in...