SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote
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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst





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