SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote





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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...