SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner





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Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
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