SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt

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"I thought it was really important to understand normalcy before September 11..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt





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