SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...asked him the big question: Do you still have that squeegee handle?"
David Shayt





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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
Pentagon firefighter Mark Skipper wore this bunker gear (firefighting jacket and pants) and casual shirt...
This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This name tag was worn by Captain Kathy Mazza, as she led rescue efforts on September 11, 2001...