SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt
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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
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....