SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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Location: World Trade Center
Source: Eileen M. Cirri, in memory of Robert Cirri


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Port Authority identification card
Description: This identification card was carried by Lt. Robert Cirri, a Port Authority Police officer, who died in the World Trade Center attack.

Context: After the terrorist attack on the World Trade Center, Port Authority Police Department officers from around New York City rushed to the scene to aid in the evacuation. They directed the building tenants to safe exit routes and began to search the building for people in need of help.

Rober Cirri and four fellow Officers, Chief James Romito, Capt. Kathy Mazza, officers James Parham, Stephen Huczko, and Paul Laszczynski, were killed in the collapse of the north tower as they carried a woman, incapable of using the stairs, in an evacuation chair. The Port Authority Police Department lost thirty-seven officers in the attacks on the World Trade Center.



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Poster honoring Port Authority Police Department fallen
Poster honoring the thirty-seven members of the New York Port Authority Police Department who were killed on September 11, 2001. Transcript: We Salute these 37 Heroes from the Port Authority Police Department. One September 11, 2001, these officers, [...]
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This Port Authority officer’s collapsible baton was recovered from the debris of the World Trade Center.

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