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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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...objects that were there. . .witnesses to this larger event in American history."
William Yeingst





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