SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
David Shayt
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". . .we spent many many hours networking with individuals in various agencies to complete our job."
William Yeingst





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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...