SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote

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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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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
David Shayt





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