SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt
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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote





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