SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt

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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner
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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt





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These ID badges belonged to Comdr. Patrick Dunn, a victim of terrorist attack on the Pentagon...
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