SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"We sat down as a staff, almost like a family around the kitchen table..."
Peter Liebhold
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"What we are doing is building a collection for all time here"
David Shayt





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