SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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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...