SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright

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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney
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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt





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