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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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold
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"John Labriola, an amateur photographer carrying a Nikon digital camera on his way to work on September 11..."
Michelle Delaney





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This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...
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