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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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt





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