SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt
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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney





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