SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...we have had unusual cooperation"
Jim Gardner

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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst
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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt





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