SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
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New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani used this cell phone on September 11, 2001...
This collection of commemorative material includes two cased medallions and a lapel pin...
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Fire wardens in the World Trade Center were issued special hats to make them easily identified in an...