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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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold
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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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This fused clump of presentation coins and a fire-scarred medallion were recovered from the damaged offices...
This boxed commemorative coin (issued earlier as recognition for a job well done) was recovered from...
These two T-shirts are examples of commemorative clothing sold on the streets of New York directly after...
This door panel was removed from a New York Police Department patrol car crushed by the falling debris...