SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This brochure, titled “Dear Fellow Rider,” was distributed by the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority...
This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...