SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt
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These seven airplane fragments were recovered from the World Trade Center debris pile...
Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This collection of ten color photographs taken by Christophe Agou documents the World Trade Center site...
This simple red, white, and blue ribbon pin was made by Annette Harris of Virginia Beach, Virginia, after...