SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
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