SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
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"...asked him the big question: Do you still have that squeegee handle?"
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This craft necklace with its four pendants—a graphic of the American flag, a graphic of the Statue of...
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