SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote

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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote





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This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This boxed commemorative coin (issued earlier as recognition for a job well done) was recovered from...
These two T-shirts are examples of commemorative clothing sold on the streets of New York directly after...
This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...