SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"...as they become history rather than current event, we will be able to let the collections grow..."
Peter Liebhold
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"...we have had unusual cooperation"
Jim Gardner





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