SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
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"...why did the individual feel it was important to photograph?"
Michelle Delaney





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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...
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This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...