SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"We think of photographs as objects, not just as graphics..."
Michelle Delaney
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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...