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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At home as I was just waking up.My wife who works for an airline called me,as my answering machine picked up the call I heard her voice which sounded as if something was terribly wrong,as I reached fo...

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i was on vacation and was off that day i remeber how pretty the day was i live in winchester va about 50 miles to the west of dc i was online about 900am reading emails when a friend instant messaged...

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I was at a customer's house doing house cleaning. It was getting near time for "The Price is Right," so I turned on the television. At first I thought it was just a terrible accident, then the picture...

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9/11 I boarded a Delta fligt to Orlando FLA out of Boston's Logan airport. The flight left at 8 am. I remember the beuatiful morning and flew over NYC at about 8:30. I can recall the clear view I h...

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On Septemper 11th, 2001 I was in school, and was preparing the TVs for the student broadcast. It was a normal job for me as the student executive producer for me to check the news for stories. So I tu...

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I had woke up very early that day. Around 5:30 am PST. Something just didn't feel right. I couldn't sleep and was tossing and turning. I took the dog for a walk and upon my return my neighbor yelled "...

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I WAS AT HOME GETTING READY FOR WORK ,AND WATCHING TV,WHEN THEY SAID APLANE HAD CRASHED INTO THE WORLD TRADE CENTER.THEN THE SHOWED IT .THEN YOU SAW THE OTHER ONE HIT.IT WAS UNREAL COULD NOT BELIVE IT...

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I was in my kitchen and had turned on the local CBS morning show to check the traffic before I left for the day. National CBS interrupted the local to show the live images of the buildings being atta...

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I was in Chemistry at school (Montclair Kimberley Academy High School) in Montclair, NJ. The head of campus came in and told our teacher that the WTC was hit by a plane. I thought a Sesna. Then we loo...

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