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 am an 48 year old male American born in the midwest .I watched the Tv as they explained the first plane hitting and thought it was an accident and how trajic it was for the people on board the plane...

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I was on my way to work at a hotel in Eugene, Oregon. I did not think it was real at first. Maybe a replay of War of the Worlds or something on the radio. \nAll day we had guests in the lobby watching...

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I'd been at work for about 1/2 hour, and was watching the news as the second plane hit. I was scheduled to go to a meeting in another part of the city and listened to the news broadcasts all the way...

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I was a sophomore in High School and I will always remember walking into my European History class and seeing the news on t.v. I thought it was one of those educational tapes on what would we do if w...

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I was at work in my office of the Bronxville School District in lower Westchester County. I needed to bring something to the Superintendent's office and the staff was watching television. A plane ha...

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I was at my office with the Federal Emergency Management Agency in Emmitsburg, Maryland. When my husband called to say the first plane had hit, I immediately tried to get hold of our son, Matt, whose...

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I was riding in an elevator with a co-worker. When I asked how she was doing, she responded by saying that her son was safe. I must have looked puzzled, so Jeanette began explaining that the towers...

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