SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"There is a kind of optimism about human nature that comes through..."
Helena Wright

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"... a crashing crescendo of sound—smashing steel into these barges..."
David Shayt
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Peter Liebhold





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On September 11, New York lawyer Matthew Farley used this BlackBerry wireless communicator to check on...
This commemorative pamphlet, published by the Christian Embassy, was distributed at Washington, D.C.,...
This material from Jerry Henson, Pentagon survivor, includes his tie, trousers, and ID badge....
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