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 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 impo...

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In my office in Washington DC. Just came into work and the news of the first plane was on the TV. At first I refused to believe it all was on purpose. After we saw another plane hit and heard of anoth...

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On September 11th, 2001 I was at school sitting in 4th bell which is right around 11 am. Some people were talking about the Twin Towers being hit in 3rd bell but no one really payed much attention and...

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I remember September 11, 2001 very well. I was fourteen years old. It started for me in the hall of my Ohio Junior Highschool. A boy I knew passed me in the hall, a grin on his face. Lauren there...

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I was in the military, preparing to go to work. I remember very vividly that I had my BDU bottoms on, the brown T-shirt, and only one black sock. A fellow soldier came in from next door in my barracks...

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Here's my account, including the bulletin sent via AP. Please feel free to edit as I am terrible at editing my own copy. thanks BC-Trade Center-Crash, 9th Ld, a0556,0101 BULLETIN Two planes crash...

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My 9/11 story I had just recentaly joined the Air Force. Of course nobody thought somthin like what happend would actually happen. I was at Luke Air Force Base for training. I hadn't completed te...

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I was in Marine Corps Boot Camp at the time. Right in the middle of training. \nWe were doing training at the time and the gunny called for all the marines around the obstacle course to make a circle...

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I was an E5 in the Navy on board the USS SPRUANCE DD 963 in Mayport Fl. We were scheduled to get underway to do some training exercises. We were watching Headline news as preparations were made. As...

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