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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Sitting in my favorite chair in my living room in Upstate New York. Just watching the morning news with Katie Couric and gang.\nMy strongest memory of that day was viewing the second aircraft coming...

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On September 11, 2001 I was on holiday in Scotland with my Mother. I'd taken her there for her 75th birthday and it was only her second trip out of the USA. After a day of shopping we jumped into a ta...

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I was 15 years old, sitting in first period chemistry. In Staten Island , New York with a clear view of the NY skyline from the fourth floor windows.\nAt first, we were told it was nothing to worry ab...

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I am a MA State Trooper and I was on the way home from a midnight shift. The scanner had one town's Chief call for a moment of silence for a tragedy in NYC. I then turned on the news radio to the t...

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I was just coming back from a morning workout and turned on the TV to hear/see the tradegy unfold...actually seeing the second plane hitting the second tower....unbelieveable! I was hoping it wasn't...

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I was doing housework at afriends house. I was scheduled to got to the hospital with my fiance' that morning. My Baby was due 3 days before.\nBeing devistated by the news and how it hurt me as an amer...

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I was at work as a U.S. Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune NC. I was assigned as the Company Commander of Bridge Company, 8th Engineer Support Battalion. I was returning to the company office from che...

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I was sleeping on our couch after working the night shift because the neighbors above us were making such a racket that it was very hard to sleep in the bedroom. My mother called and said over the an...

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when i herdd the news i was at the doctors office getting a check up before work. at the time i was a driver for domminos pizza inc. i could not believe it i thought that it was a joke at the time.\...

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