SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt
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"...we're much more comfortable collecting artifacts that are clearly historical..."
Peter Liebhold





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