SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...his restaurant was cranking, 24 hours a day, every day of the week with volunteer workers and donated food..."
David Shayt

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"What began as just a small name tag led us to this incredible rescue story..."
William Yeingst
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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
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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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