SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
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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...