SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"...We have convinced her that these shoes would be welcome here at the museum... "
David Shayt
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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney





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