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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At the Memorial overlooking the crash site of UAL's Flight #93 I thanked the Memorial Ambassador for her volunteer work. Her reply was a simple "It is the least we can do." After spending the day in...

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I remember where i was like it was yesterday i was in school and it was during gym. My teacher told us all to go upstairs where the T.V was and watch history being made. My friends and I were all uns...

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I was working in a night club tearing the interior out and replacing it with new material when my boss came storming through the doors and switched the tv on. As we were watching and he was explaining...

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On Sept. 11, 2001, I was sitting in my dorm room, working on the computer, when my mom called me out of the blue. She sounded frantic on the phone and at first I couldn't figure out what she was tryin...

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I thought it was a joke. It was too perfect of a day to have happened. My Government class, PAF101 was where I heard the horrible news that would shape the rest of my day and the rest of my life. Th...

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I remember that morning when I woke up and uh turned on the television It was just too much for anyone to bare. My wife woke me up. I sat there in total disbelief. I was wondering if it was all rea...

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It was around 9 am, and i was sitting in my english class having a grand old time. then over the loud speaker our principal came on. he told us that a plane had a crashed into one of the towers in ny....

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Even now when I look back it's so hard to put my feelings into words. When I first heard the news on the radio, I thought oh a small plane hit a building, we changed the channel. When I walked into...

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I had gotten out of bed just like any morning. While in the shower my wife told me that the news channel was reporting a plane crash, and that the plane had hit one of the Trade Towers. I thought that...

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