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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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote
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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt





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This material from Capt. David Thomas, Pentagon survivor and rescuer, includes his uniform trousers,...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...