SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt
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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright





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Michelle Guyton, an artist and poet from Mobile, Alabama, created this interpretive scrapbook reflecting...
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This collection of New York Fire Department (FDNY) equipment recovered from the debris of the World Trade...
Fire wardens in the World Trade Center were issued special hats to make them easily identified in an...