SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
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These newspapers and magazines reflect media coverage of the September 11 attacks...
These banners, made by school children in Kansas and Alaska, were sent to New York to express support...
This scorched eagle finial from an office flagpole was recovered from the wreckage at the Pentagon....
The Personal Alert Safety System (PASS) alarm was part of a Scott Pak breathing apparatus that was used...