SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney





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This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...
This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...
This collection of business cards, ID badges, business ephemera, and motivational clothing documents...