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 getting ready for work when I turned to CNN, my mom told me about some breaking news, the first thing I saw was the smoke going out from the Pentagon, when I saw the fires in The World Trade Cen...

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I work at the Fort Myer Military Community, Housing Office at Fort Myer, VA. Fort Myer is right next to Arlington Cemetary and the Pentagon. We had heard the news of a plane crashing into the World...

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I was in the Pentagon at 1A1056. I remember John (my boyfriend, now husband) called me at work and told me that two planes had hit the twin towers. I was not concerned, I told him that I was safe in...

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I heard the news as I was driving to the Post Office to send some packages on my way to work. They interupted a news story on the radio to report that a plane had hit the WTC. I immediately called...

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I was in my office on 51 Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City. I was looking at emails and some yelled from across the room that a plane hit one of the Twin Towers. \nThe strongest memory wa...

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I was working in the mail room at an engineering company right next to Dulles Airport. Someone got an e-mail about it so we turned on the radio. Then the hooked up some rabbit ears to the conference...

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On September 11th I was going about my every day business inside the Pentagon. I had been stationed at the Pentagon for over a year and worked inside the National Military Command Center (NMCC). The N...

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It'd been a completely normal weekday. I'd gotte up, gone to school, and was just sitting in Geometry, wishing for the class to end quickly. It was then that one of the other students walked in, havin...

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I was sitting at my desk working on the computer. One of our agent's husband called to tell us the first tower had been hit. At first I thought it was a plane accident.\nProbably the way I felt. There...

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