SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote

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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
David Shayt
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"This was really a process of negotiation..."
William Yeingst





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