SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst
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Peter Liebhold





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This mass of fused coins was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center...
Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...
This piece of coiled reinforcement bar from a concrete building column was recovered from the wreckage...