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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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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This doll caricature of a female firefighter was recovered from the rubble of the World Trade Center...
This burned paper currency and tin of melted coins were recovered from the damaged offices in the Pentagon....
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This collection of approximately 1,600 images taken by Michael Garcia, Ssgt. Brian Boisvert, and Cpl....