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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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...the immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright





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Jan Demczur, a window washer at the World Trade Center, used this brass Ettore Corp. squeegee handle...
Donn Marshall wore this particle mask and pair of latex gloves during the rescue efforts at the Pentagon...
This material from Officer Isaac Ho‘opi‘i includes his uniform (shirt with insignia, trousers, boots,...
This uniform was worn by Col. Mark Volk, Chief, Strategic Leadership division, Office of the Army, during...