SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
William Yeingst





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This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in...
This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...
This collection of steel from the World Trade Center includes a heavily damaged column assembly from...