SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"...his restaurant was cranking, 24 hours a day, every day of the week with volunteer workers and donated food..."
David Shayt
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
These geographic information system (GIS) maps are part of a computerized project mapping the city’s...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...