SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt
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"...asked him the big question: Do you still have that squeegee handle?"
David Shayt





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