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 in class (geography) about to go to lunch when the teacher turned on the television. i was right in front of the t.v i saw alot of smoke and i just sat there frozen. then the announcer came on a...

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When the disaster of 9-11 happened, I was still in bed. I live in Alaska. It was still very early here with the 4 hour time difference. My girlfriend awoke me with a phonecall. She said a plane hit on...

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When I first heard of the attacks, I was driving in my car to school, listening to the radio. The DJs said something about a friend calling them to say a plane had crashed into the World Trade Towers...

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I teach social studies in Aurora Colorado and was at school and another teacher told me there was an accident at the world trade center and that a plane had flown into one of the towers. I turned on...

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I was literally driving by the Pentagon on my way to work when I heard a radio DJ mention that there was a report that a plane had flown into one of the World Trade Center towers. At that point they...

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was at work at the Treasury Annex in Washington, DC when our office manager came in and said a plane had hit the World Trade Center. We went down to another office to view the news, and saw the foo...

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In Southwest Ohio the weather on September 11, 2001 was as glorious as it was in New York city on that tragic morning. I was teaching school at a large suburban Cincinnati High School. News came to me...

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I was still in bed asleep. I got a phone call from my best friend and I remember getting mad at him for waking me up 15 minutes before my alarm would have. He quickly told me to turn on the tv, I as...

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I shifted my weight in the chair. My hands fumbled with the pencil, my eyes, glancing over the few last questions of the test. Sure, I knew the answers; they were just hidden under more important thin...

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