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 have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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This collection of commemorative material includes two cased medallions and a lapel pin...
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