SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the broader question of terrorism at the World Trade Center."
David Shayt

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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright
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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
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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,...