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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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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