SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter





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This material from Capt. David Thomas, Pentagon survivor and rescuer, includes his uniform trousers,...
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