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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My office is on the 10th floor of a building just a mile due south of the Pentagon. I was working in my office when my wife called to say a plane had flown into one of the World Trade Center buildings...

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I was aboard a Lingus Airlines airplane, en route from Istanbul to BWI, waiting in Shannon for takeoff. We never got a go-ahead.\nMy strongest memory is real-time sound and pictures on the TV in the...

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I was at work on Sept. 11, 2001 when a coworker came in and announced that a plane had hit one of the World Trade Center buildings. At first I thought it was an accident, a plane flying too low until...

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I'm not one to read the papers, watch the news or listen to radio so i found out by word of mouth, passin a person in the street who was talking about it. That's when i started paying attention. Eve...

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I was attending a conference in a suburb of Maryland just outside DC sponsored by the Office of Personnel Management. I recall traveling to DC the preceeding weekend and visiting my brother-in-law an...

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First aware of attack on World Trade Center as I was driving to work in Syracuse, NY at 8:50 am Tuesday, September 11, 2003. In my office at about 9:00 am, we turned on the Television and learned...

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I am from ireland and i was in science class. My class is divided into 2 groups and i was in lab 1 and the other were in lab 2 and there lab had a TV, once the bell rang i heard then i went home and e...

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I was at home on Sept. 11, and heard about the attacks on the radio. I then went downstairs and watched TV. It was truly shocking to see before your eyes events taking place that you never believed...

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On 9-11 i was sleeping getting ready for church. my family woke me up and turned the news on. and our bishop called from church telling us what happened. And i thought they were having remembrance of...

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