Looking back on past events is what all archivists do every day. It was never more frustrating to be unable to change that history than it was when I was processing these [the 9/11 Commission] records.
"The next day a Marine flag appears undisturbed and clean amid office wreckage following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack…"
Photographer PH1 Michael Pendergrass. From the series: Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files, 1982 - 2007