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UPDATE: The permanent and special exhibits at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum are open to the public. Our Research Room remains to closed to the public. We will continue to respond to written requests for records at gwbush.library@nara.gov. Please check the Library and Museum's website for updates on our operating hours and status.

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From our artifact collection: The Fanon MP-5 bullhorn President George W. Bush used to speak to the first responders working at Ground Zero when he visited New York City on September 14, 2001. DO.203303
The bullhorn used by President George W. Bush when speaking from atop the rubble at the site of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 14, 2001.

President George W. Bush visited Ground Zero in New York City on September 14, 2001. Standing upon the debris of the World Trade Center, the President pledged that the voices calling for justice from across the country would be heard. As firefighter Bob Beckwith stood next to him listening, the President used this bullhorn to tell a group of first responders working in the debris, “I can hear you. The rest of the world hears you. And the people who knocked these buildings down will hear all of us soon.” Responding to the President’s words, rescue workers cheered and chanted “U.S.A.! U.S.A.! U.S.A.!” The bullhorn is one of many iconic artifacts found among the holdings at the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum.

More about September 11, 2001

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President George W. Bush rallies firefighters and rescue workers, September 14, 2001, during an impromptu speech at the site of the collapsed World Trade Center towers. (P7365-23a)
At the site of the World Trade Center in New York City on September 14, 2001, President George W. Bush pledged that the voices calling for justice from across the country would be heard.

Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum (P7365-23A)

September 11, 2001 Photographs Gallery – This gallery consists of 60 digital photographs housed in the Library and Museum’s audiovisual collection and taken from September 11, 2001 through October 30, 2001. These photographs focus on the attacks and the President’s leadership during that terrible time in the nation’s history.

The World Reacts - In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, people from around the world united and voiced their sympathy and support for the United States. The World Reacts Flip Book contains a small sample of condolence materials from citizens of over 75 countries.

Topic Page - September 11, 2001 - The first Topic Page provides resources about the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001.