SEPTEMBER 11
BEARING WITNESS TO HISTORY

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"It was fall, people were wearing coats, so anybody could wear a tie tack..."
Shelly Foote

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"... it was a ball of metal about the size of a basketball..."
David Shayt
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"Mountains--mountain ranges of steel, of aluminum dominated the skyline..."
David Shayt





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