SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...he used his deep baritone voice to call out 'Follow my voice.'"
William Yeingst

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"Preservation for posterity, whose uses we can't even, or ought to imagine"
David Shayt
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"...it will be years before all of the artifacts that are important to this collection will be in the museum."
Peter Liebhold





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