SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt
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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
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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,...