SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"So many people spoke by phone to each other that day..."
David Shayt

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"...she was there directing people to the restaurant when the plane hit..."
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"Objects are witness to the fact that something did exist in the past"
Helena Wright





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