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 fresh out of college and had only been a 7th grade teacher for two weeks when the assistant principal of my school came to my door and handed me a piece of paper to read to my students. I glanc...

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I was in a college class in Williamsport, Pa. All I remeber is runnign back to my dorm room and turning on the tv to see the towers falling.\nWhen I was told that my father was missing.\nWell, I pers...

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My wife and I had just arrived to our honeymoon resort in the British Virgin Islands, when we heard that a plane had crashed into the Trade Center in NYC. My heart sank, knowing my father was at work...

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\nBAY SHORE MIDDLE SCHOOL Wednesday September 11, 2002 1st Anniversary of the Attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon SEPTEMBER 11TH REMEMBRANCE Kenneth Summers, a Brightwate...

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I was employed by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center in Brunswick, GA. I reported to work at 7:30am; some time after that, as I sat going through the morning's emails, a co-worker stepped in...

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I am a government worker in Atlanta. It was around 9:00 and I was going to break when I found out. I was wishing a coworker Happy Birthday when she said that it wasn't and told me why. I wouldn't b...

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In my office, about 4 miles south of the Pentagon. A call came in to tell me about the first tower. My window faces the Pentagon, and while it is blocked from my view, a colleague and I saw the sunlig...

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I was at work-- in the same room in which I am now sitting. I was doing whatever I was doing. A coworker who is always excited to be the first to "break" news to everyone else came rushing in from the...

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I was in my office located in Brooklyn facing the WTC from the East River side. I saw the first plane hit And i immediatedly called my fiance who worked at Cantor on the 101st floor I thought it was a...

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