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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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt
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"...they would gently clean the material..."
Jennifer Locke Jones





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