SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote





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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...