SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"...he used his deep baritone voice to call out 'Follow my voice.'"
William Yeingst
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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt





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