SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst
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"...his I.D. got him very close to the building right after the crash..."
Michelle Delaney





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