SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote

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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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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
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