SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst

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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner
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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt





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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...