SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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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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This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
Maria Cecilia Benavente, an employee of Aon Risk Services, Inc., wore this clothing as she evacuated...
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....