SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote

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"How did I get these if everything was destroyed during the collapse?"
David Shayt
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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