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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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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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...