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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Your story: I'm a member of the FDNY. I was at the firehouse that morning, I was the ECC (engine co. chauffeur) for Eng.166 on Staten Island. We were doing commitee work when we heard on the radio t...

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My name is Holly Cavanaugh and I am a freshman at Cleveland State. I was a junior in H.S. when the 9/11 tragedy occured. I was sitting in French class when the planes struck the two towers. The Senior...

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I can remember watching the towers fall. I can remember seeing the people fall before the television stations decided to stop showing it. Perhaps they decided to stop showing it once they they recog...

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This is not my story.....this is something I wanted to express on this anniversary Let us not forget that day we stood as one Regardless of the perils that we faced Let us not forget the way ours...

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I was sitting in my 8 a.m. geography class. Another teacher ran in and told us that a plane had flown into the world trade center. First thing I thought was "ohman, thats so sad". I just thought it wa...

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My Nextel Phone went off and a good freind of mine said turn on the T.V. I was half asleep and aksed him why he said just do it. I turned on the T.V. the second I turned it on I saw the second hit the...

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I got to work at about 7:15 am CDT that day. A co-worker of mine came in about 7:45 and told me that a plane had hit the World Trade Center. By that time, the only news website that was not overload...

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i am now a college student...but on September 11, 2001 i was a junior in high school. i was sitting in my first period class when another teacher ran in with tears streaming down her face and turned o...

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Since I am originally from New York, I thought it was a little more than strange when a co-worker popped her head into my office the morning of 9/11 to let me know "a plane had flown into the Twin Tow...

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