SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt
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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney





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This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...
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