SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright
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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner





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