Library of Congress Stories

A collection of, as of this writing, more than 200 user-submitted stories gathered by the Library of Congress in conjunction with the September 11 Digital Archive.

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I was at work. I work for the Army Reserve full time and I was visiting one of my reserve units in Oklahoma City, OK during that day. \nI remember at first thinking that it was some kind of comercia...

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I was on my way to work when the attack started. It was just another normal morning drive to work. I was listening to the radio when they broke in to say that a plane struck the World Trade Center....

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I was at work in Long Island when I heard of the first plane hitting the towers. I immediately called my boyfriend at our Brklyn apartment, who hadn't left for work yet to tell him the news and to be...

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I was standing in a building supply warehouse in Youngstown, Ohio at the time the first plane hit. One of the employees ran to the back and told everyone what happened. We all thought it was just a pl...

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On September 11, 2001, I was here at my home in Danville, California. My mother, Hilda Marcin, was flying from Newark, NJ to San Francisco, CA that day and I was up early getting ready to pick her up...

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I was in an elevator in a Federal building on my way to a team meeting. A fellow passenger told me what had happened to the first of the twin towers. I was shocked but went to the meeting anyway. T...

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I was driving to work when my daughter called and said a plane had flown into one of the towers. We thought it was an accident, until the second plane hit. At the time, I coordinated travel for se...

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I was incarcerated at the Utah State Prison, when to everyone's horror, the news was showing the planes flying into the World Trade Center. Everyone around me, including myself, was in complete and t...

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I was just pulling into a parking garage in Midtown Manhattan when reports of a "commuter" plane hitting the World Trade Center's North Tower were coming on the radio. I parked my car and walked...

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