SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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This uniform (skirt, jacket, and lapel pin) was worn by Beatriz Susana Genoves, a greeter for the Windows...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...
This rake, pitchfork, detective’s windbreaker, and sign were used at the Staten Island recovery site,...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....