SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt

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"...the broader question of terrorism at the World Trade Center."
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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney





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