SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst

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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner
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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
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