SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney
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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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