SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
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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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt





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This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This collection of twenty-five photographs taken by amateur photographer Seymour Levy documents the World...
These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...