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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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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold
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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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Fire wardens in the World Trade Center were issued special hats to make them easily identified in an...
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