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BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"The Smithsonian now has a fire truck door from the New York Fire Department..."
David Shayt
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"...suggested endurance of our nation..."
Marc Pachter





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