SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote

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"...when September 11 happened she knew what she had to do to create this book."
Helena Wright
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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt





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These cards and letters were sent to rescue workers, fire departments, and police officers offering thanks...
This Massachusetts driver’s license and American Airlines credit card belonged to Judith “Judy” Larocque....
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This lithograph of the Twin Towers, printed in red and blue, was distributed to rescue and recovery workers...