SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt
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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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This crushed file cabinet was recovered from the debris pile at the World Trade Center....
These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...
This briefcase recovered from the World Trade Center wreckage belonged to Lisa Lefler, an Aon Risk Services...
This collection of material documents the memorial Concert for America held in Washington, DC on September...