SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote
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"...this was their thank-you to the museum."
Shelly Foote





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The design of this poster, titled Rise Above, evokes the composition of the American flag with...
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