SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote





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