SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This collection of military headgear recovered from the Pentagon includes two Navy caps and a U.S. Army...
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This book contains over 300 messages and drawings from the citizens of Mountain View, California...