"September 11: Bearing Witness to History" Stories

A small collection of user-submitted stories gathered by the Smithsonian in conjunction with the September 11 Digital Archive.

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I didn't know what happened until I got to school. When I got to school all my friends were talking about it and told me what happened.\nYes, Now I feel that all of America started coming together a...

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I'll never forget the memory of being awakened by a phone call from my wife's sister the morning of September 11. The tone in her voice told me immediately that something terrible had occured. She...

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I was at school and the teahers had the news on and i saw what hapened to the Twin Towers being distoryed. I now know that things will never be the very same as before september 11th all the family me...

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the whole us was in fright \nit changed my life because you can't go all the way into the airports and the seucity is out regiuogs and the us is in war because of this.\nthe people who died the firem...

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I noticed it on tv, and it was 6:00 in the morning, it was a evil thing they did to our country.\nI was heart broken, when it happened all kinds of different things happend. For foe on there was ton...

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The first time I heard about September 11 was when I first walked in my class and all I saw on T.V. was a big cloud of smoke the first words that came out of my mouth were "What is going on!" And...

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I myself was at school when the terrorist attacks occured. To be exact I was in algebra and all of a sudden my teacher, Mrs. Hadfield got called out of the room and when she came in she had a look of...

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I will always remeber 9/11. I was a freashman in High school and my sister and I were on our way to school when we heard what had happened. The dj on the radio said that a plane crash in to the world...

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I was at work at Hill AFB, Utah on 9-11-01. We heard about it by word of mouth, as I suppose someones spouse called when they heard it on the news. It did not take long for the word to spread to eve...

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