SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt
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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold





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Penny Elgas built a patriotic box to preserve this piece of American Airlines Flight 77, the plane that...
This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
This calendar, created for the Greenwich Village School in New York City, is illustrated with children’s...
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...