SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst





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This fire warden's whistle and badge were recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...