"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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On September 11th I witnessed the twin towers incident; on the telivision, radio, and newspaper. I wasn't really sure what the twin towers were or anything. The next day I watched the news and saw t...

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My father woke me up around 6:00 in the morning to watch what happened that day on the news. I watched it untilit was time to go to school. At school, instead of having regular announcements, the prin...

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When the first plane hit my mom came and woke me up and I was terrifid.Not much.\nnot much.\nwe shoud rember thepeople who died and how we struck back.\nyes and my perspective on the flag has changed....

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I was student teaching a 4th grade class. When I first found out, I didn't even understand what they were saying. I was in the middle of teaching a math lesson, and because I had been in class all m...

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I witnessed it on my tv.I got up like any other moring after I got ready for school I turnd on the tv and there it was at first I thought it was just another boring news report then I saw the airplai...

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I experienced September 11th on Telvision early in the morning, before school because I turned on the T.V. and it was like on every channel so i had to watch it. At first I thought it was a movie or s...

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I was sitting there in class during second period, just waiting for the morning anouncments when Mrs.Emmons, my teacher, turned on the t.v. We all were watching. It was so sad just imaginging that ri...

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I witnessed the the event that happened on September 11th from the t.v. ,school ,family,friends,and the radio. \nYes, my life has changed. It makes me appreciate America much more. The freedom that w...

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I was going to eat breakfast, when my dad asked me to watch the news with him. I almost cried when I saw all the people who were dead or dying. But I burst out with pride when I saw all those firema...

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