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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Towers of Memories September 11, 2001 This poem is dedicated to all those who lost their lives on this day, in New York, in Washington and in Pennsylvania. It is also dedicated to everyone who celeb...

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getting ready to go to the airport,when the neigbor said a plane crashed,watched the tv,and was shocked,had to stay for days,before i could leave out of Dulles,it was so heart wrenching,i am a veteran...

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I remember it being sometime in the early hours of the morning, because i remember my mother coming into my room and trying to wake me up, but i must have been out cold. Then i got up to go to school...

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Sept. 11, 2003 I'm sure I looked out the window that morning but is wasn't to admire the blue sky, it was to see what others were wearing down on the sidewalks. I was happy to see that I had at le...

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It's been nearly a year past and I haven't gone to my Quran tutoring lessons. I was supposed to go to class on the morning of Sept. 11, but then my teacher called and told me to stay home. She told...

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this poem was written after interviewing a lower manhattan resident about her 9/11 experience. Diane's Song When the plane passed right over...

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I will never forget that morning, the sky was so blue and beautiful. I was on my way to work when I heard the news, I was in utter shock. I remember going home to pick up a TV to watch the coverage an...

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Iwas threated to take an undue punishment for a crime I didn't commit. I was lied to about how much time would be cut from my life. I was held, even though a model prisoner and was denied an explanati...

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My Story of September 11th, 2001 My alarm clock went off the morning of September 11th, 2001 just as it always had. It was time for me to go to school. My first class of the day was at 11:00am....

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