SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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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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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney





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This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
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This collection of fourteen images of the Shanksville, Pennsylvania, crash site of United Airlines Flight...