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 have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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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...