SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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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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A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
This piece of scorched limestone facade was recovered from the wreckage of the Pentagon....
This collection of twenty-eight photographs, taken by amateur photographer Doug Potoksky, documents the...