SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"We walked into this room which was essentially a warehouse of material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones

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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt





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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...
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This tool belt with tools, hard hat, face shield, respirator, cutting torch, leathers, boots, gloves,...