SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"Airplanes made this happen, so we could not ignore the airplanes..."
David Shayt

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"...think about who we are and what our nation stands for."
Jim Gardner
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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