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 working for the Social Security Administration, Southern Ohio Area Director's office on this horrid day. I was preparing my final material for an Operations Team Meeting, which began at 10 AM t...

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I was actually in bed,I had just had my daughter 3 weeks prior and my parents were up fom Florida to help with the new baby.I heard my husband come in from work to say that a plane had struck the Trad...

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Sept. 11, 2001 I was working in a store when a customer walked in and asked if we heard about the planes crashing into the World Trade Center in New York City. The restaurant next door had a TV so...

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I was in Trenton, NJ just coming out of an interview when I heard about the news of the planes having crashed into the World Trade Center. It seemed unreal and I remember thinking "this must be a mist...

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My wife and I were at the Indianapolis, Indiana VA hospital waiting for her to have her blood drawn. We were watching TV when we saw the first plane crashed into the WTT. I immediately said out loud t...

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I never made it to my job at the Library of Congress that day, and in fact, almost witnessed the attack on the Pentagon. Rather taking the Metro to work as usual, I had gone first to a press check on...

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At a Walgreens buying some soda.\nThe scenes on tv of the jets hitting the WTC.\nShortly after 9/11, after reading of the heroic efforts of the firemen and others, I wrote these song lyrics to honor t...

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I took off a couple of hours to take my daughter to the MVA for her driver's test. She failed the test and I had a headache and started not to go to work. I took her home and then heard on the radio t...

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It was my day off and I was still living at home with my mom and my little brother in Burnsville, MS. A little after 7 that morning, my mom came into my room and woke me up saying "Wake up, you've go...

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