SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt

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





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FDNY Battalion Chief Joseph Pfeifer wore this clothing and bunker gear on September 11. ...
This calendar, created for the Greenwich Village School in New York City, is illustrated with children’s...
This framed presentation plaque and two pole-mounted flags were recovered from the Pentagon office of...
This poster depicting parts of an airliner’s flight recorder was produced to help law enforcement officers...