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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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
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