SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...asked him the big question: Do you still have that squeegee handle?"
David Shayt

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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold
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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...