SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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