SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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 have had unusual cooperation"
Jim Gardner
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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright





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These sterling silver earrings shaped like an American flag were made by a Navajo jeweler and marketed...
This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...
This fire warden's whistle and badge were recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
This damaged floor marker, labeled “Stairwell C, Floor 102,” was recovered from the debris of the World...