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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When I heard the new of September 11th, I was taking a French exam. My class sat quietly working when we suddenly heard shouts from the another classroom. It was our British Literature teacher, he w...

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I was in Austin, Texas. I was taking the bus and attempting to reach my storage locker. It was necessary for me to take two buses and then WALK to the storage site. My items were in storage for som...

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I was on the 77th floor of one World Trade Center. My son Todd was on the 105th floor of the same tower. He had no chance to escape. He called his mother and told her not to worry that he was going to...

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I walked into my house after dropping off my children at school and going to the grocery store and turned on the TV. The news was on and I saw that a plane had hit the World Trade Center, but no one...

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I heard about the first plane hitting the WTC tower as I pulled into the parking lot at work. I remember thinking it must have been some small, private plane and a horrible pilot error....so will the...

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We work in the Central Time Zone, so at the moment the plane hit I was just sitting down to my desk at High Plains Journal. HPJ is a weekly agricultural publication that covers ag in the High Plains,...

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I was flying a DC 10 cargo aircraft between Memphis and Campinas, Brazil when we received a radio phone patch from our Company. I was notified that upon arrival in Brazil we would be met by armed gua...

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I was working on an Army installation and a group of us were getting ready to leave to perform some charity work (painting a playground). I was getting ready to shut down my computer when an email fro...

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My story of 9/11/2001 This day started off as the average day for me. I got up extra early, drove to Gordons Corner Deli to purchase my Academy Bus tickets then drove to the parking lot and proc...

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