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 immediacy of this situation is quite unusual."
Helena Wright
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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote





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