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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I remember that very morning, I got up at 6:55 AM. I turned on the television that very morning. The news reporters on the Q13 Morning News told me that there has been a terrorists attack on the World...

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Nothing was mentioned during the flight, even though the terrorists had already crashed into at least one of the Twin Towers before we landed in Chicago. There were 5 of us traveling together on busin...

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I was a seventeen year old second semester college student on September 11th. Life was great for me - I was passing my classes, living in the dorms 40 something miles away from my parents and had the...

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I had a Dr's appointment at 8:00 AM. I had left home before the first plane strike on the first tower. I walked into the waiting room and the T.V. had not yet been turned on. One of the Dr's wa...

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We had just came back from our 2 week vacation to North Carolina where we spent the most beautiful, loving summer. The plane back was delayed in St. Louis and it was either very late at night or very...

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The day was bright here in Stoneham, and I had sent an email to my office letting them know I wasn't feeling well enough to make it into work. I must have gotten up right as the first plane hit t...

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Being in Australia, it was late at night when the news first broke. MUm and I were watching the TV and the news of the first plane hitting scrolled across the bottom of the screen. At first we thought...

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I was in my environmental class and it was junior year. the sophmores were taking PSAT's so we were watching the news. I actually saw the second plane crash into the WTC buildings and thought "is this...

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I can remember going to bed a little early that night while I was on deployment. I was awakened by a ship mate about midnight to tell me that the wtc was on fire and to be into work at 7 am. Also he...

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