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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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote





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This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
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This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...