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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"And then I started noticing the safety pin jewelry."
Shelly Foote
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"...we don't really know how people are going to react to these objects."
Peter Liebhold





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