SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote
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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter





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