SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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"...there were really no large objects recovered..."
William Yeingst





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These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....
This collection of steel from the World Trade Center includes a heavily damaged column assembly from...
This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...