SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...we have had unusual cooperation"
Jim Gardner

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"Collecting for September 11 has probably been the most important thing I've done..."
Michelle Delaney
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"We sat down as a staff, almost like a family around the kitchen table..."
Peter Liebhold





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Three identification cards belonging to Dr. Paul Wesley Ambrose, they were recovered with his remains...
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