September 11 Digital Archive Stories

This collection is the bulk of the archive, representing the experiences of thousands of individuals. The immense collection of stories (as of writing there are over 12,500 entries) were submitted directly to the September 11 Digital Archive by users of the site. The recollections cover a variety of topics too great to assess, and present an excellent resource for future cultural studies of the reaction to the September 11 attacks.

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When I woke up on September 11, 2001 I felt great. It was a beautiful day in Chicago. I was traveling to Manhattan for a wedding later that week. I commute to work by train. I heard people talki...

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I want to say that I will remeber that day for ever. I was at work when I hear that A Plane Crashed in to the Twin Towers. I want to say that I have various American Family Members and that it could h...

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I am in sales for a relocation company, and was pulling up to a potential customers home when the reports of the firt plane were comming on the radio. Like many people I had an inmage in my head of a...

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It's 8a.m. here on that bright Tuesday morning. I look after my grandkids while my daughter works: one was 12, the other 4. They're both yapping away like kids do. I had stayed overnight, so I'm just...

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I arrived at work to find our store t.v. on. I had been listening to my CD player in my car, and was unaware that anything had happened. I sat down and my jaw dropped to the floor. My first instinc...

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To my unborn children, I wish there was something I could say that would make it easier. Something that would make it easier for you to understand why we as humans do the things we do to one anoth...

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My name is Keri and i was at home asleep when my mother called and screamed in the phone "turn on the T.v news". She said "the twin towers has been hit!!!" To be honest i had never heard of the twin...

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September 11 for a Brazilian Firefighter. I?m a firefighter and I love my job, I work in a small town in Brazil. I get emotional and thrilled when we cross the roads, avenues, mountains and r...

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That morning my boyfriend, a NYPD officer, dropped me off at work at P.S.11, where I was an asst. teacher. Shortly after my students got to their classroom, while I left to retrieve something from ano...

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