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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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter
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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst





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