SEPTEMBER 11
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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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"...not the sort of thing we would collect unless it had some extraordinary, iridescent story."
David Shayt
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"...we're very interested in the kinds of everyday stuff that Americans have used..."
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This wallet belonged to Jan Maciejewski, a Polish immigrant who was a waiter at Windows on the World,...
This flashlight (marked “W. T. C. FIRE SAFETY”) was issued to Hilary North, a fire warden for Aon Risk...
Charles, Leslie, Zoe and Dana Falkenberg, who perished on September 11, 200...
A personal beeper that belonged to Jonathan Eric Briley, who worked at Windows on the World restaurant....