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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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote
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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones





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This directional flyer, handed out by tollbooth operators at the Somerset exit on the Pennsylvania Turnpike,...
This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
This collection of material from the 311th Quartermaster Company (Mortuary Affairs) includes a unit sign,...