SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst
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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold





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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...