SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst





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Michelle Guyton, an artist and poet from Mobile, Alabama, created this interpretive scrapbook reflecting...
This cloth napkin came from Wild Blue, a steakhouse located in the North Tower of the World Trade Center...
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...