SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
David Shayt

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"I have an almost visceral reaction to this."
Helena Wright
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"You started seeing them everywhere, and people were handing them out."
Shelly Foote





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