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September 11: Bearing Witness to History

offers objects, images, and personal stories from September 11: a stairwell sign and tourist souvenirs from the World Trade Center, a Pentagon rescuer's uniform, a Pentagon locator map, melted coins, a crushed file cabinet, an American flag recovered from the World Trade Center, airplane fragments, photos of memorials at Engine 54 firehouse and Times Square fire station, and more. (National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution)

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Interesting Fact:

On the morning of September 11, Comdr. Patrick Dunn was the watch commander of the Navy Command Center on the first floor, in the D ring of the Pentagon. Personnel knew of the terrorist attacks in New York and were monitoring developments.
This tie tack, in the shape of a pentagon with an image of the World Trade Center.

Pin comemmorating attack sites

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