SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt
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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt





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