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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That day started out like any other day. I barely got to school on time and was already about to fall asleep halfway through my first class when another student came in. Nobody paid much attention whe...

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I was at working at a speech and hearing center in Columbus, OH listening to the local NPR station when I heard a report that a plane had crashed into the first tower. I immediately thought it was a s...

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\nMy strongest memory of the day was at the DOubletree Hotel Crystal City in Arlington, Virginia--just feet from the Pentagon. The burning smell coming through the building's ventilation system was u...

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My mother woke me with a phone call: "Something is wrong in New York. A plane..."\nWhen the tower collapsed, it didn't register right away what had really happened. The sky there... It took several...

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I was coming back from a walk through the Capitol grounds. I had my headphones on and I heard that the Pentagon had been hit. I told myself "that's not what I just heard." I kept walking and I saw peo...

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On September 11,2001 I was in my dorm room at Central Michigan University in Mt. Pleasant, Mi. I woke up to the man on the radio saying there has been a terrible plane crash. That a plane has crashed...

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It was a day like any day I got up and turned on the news all i saw was the burning tower i continued to watch it while eating and listned to it on the radiao and when i got to school all the tv's...

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I was at work as head cook in an elementary school kitchen, and one of the women came in for the 9:15 shift and told us that she might be confused, but she thought she heard that an airplane flew into...

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hello my name is william i just happend to wakep up just as usual started to open up where i work when my boss actualy my land loard sid come here look at this it took us a while but i couldnt figure...

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