SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"...The whole back of the fire truck had melted."
William Yeingst

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"... stripped off and folded up like wrapping paper during the collapse of the buildings."
David Shayt
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"...people were coming in from Japan to see that site and to leave offerings at the location..."
Peter Liebhold





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