SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"They happened to be there on September 11 and they tilted their camera up..."
William Yeingst
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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
David Shayt





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