SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...I called the unit, and the man who answered became our donor..."
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"...but the honor they were giving to the people, the work they were doing, is represented by these hand tools."
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"I see our collections like a tree or like a big bush"
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