SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote





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This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...
This M&M dispenser, soot-covered calendar, and desk copy of the U.S. Army code were recovered from the...
This firefighter's pry bar, known as an officer’s tool, was carried by New York Fire Department's Lt....
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...