"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 was in 2nd hour class when all of a sudden the principal walked into the classroom and asked to speak to the teacher. So, they left out into the hallway. When the teacher came back, she told us th...

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I live on Staten Island, and don't go to the city that much, but on this day I had to go to the VA Hospital in Manhattan for a check up. I took the Staten Island Ferry at 8:00 in the morning. So aroun...

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The night before I was watching T.V and I fell asleep. The next moring when I whoke up it was on the news I never get up and watch T.V but that moring I watch people dieing and two men taheing the li...

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I found out about this in the morning, when i got up.It came as a big shick to me to even think that someone would ever do something like that.It hurt me to think that someone would ever want to kill...

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I was get ready for school when my dad came runing down the stairs and turned on the tv a few second before the second plain hit the building.\nyes, I like being alive.\nThat America is not industruct...

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When I woke up and went to the living room and turned on the T.V. screen and saw the Two Twin towers buring and all the people running for there life. Then I got up to go take a shower and get ready f...

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I was sad to know that we lost so many people in one day. That day I remember waking up in a good mood because it was my birthday was the next day. I was telling every one, but when I herd about...

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i watch what had happened on t.v. and heard about it by other people that we're effected by it.\nyes. it chaned alot on how i look at my family, friends, people I know, even people i don't know so m...

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I wintes sep 11 as a horble day in american history and the trouable the terist brout. The American pepole will always lookback on the day they we were all changed likethe ether amerians. \nit change...

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