SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
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 immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright





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This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
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This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....