SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt

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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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These two beaded American flag pins were made soon after September 11...
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