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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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst
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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold





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This American flag was signed by the flight crew on Flight 81 (formerly Flight 93) on September 11, 2002...
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