SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...the response is 'No, go to Shanksville, Pennsylvania.'"
Michelle Delaney

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"Now the challenge is to find the larger context that this all fits in..."
William Yeingst
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"... I felt as if I was on Antarctica, at an Antarctic base of some kind."
David Shayt





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