SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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