SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt
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"...you kind of have to set that aside and think of it as a curator..."
Shelly Foote





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