September 11 Digital Archive

lc_story93.xml

Title

lc_story93.xml

Source

born-digital

Media Type

story

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

no

Date Entered

2003-12-17

LC Story: Story

I was on my way to work at a hotel in Eugene, Oregon. I did not think it was real at first. Maybe a replay of War of the Worlds or something on the radio.

LC Story: Memory

All day we had guests in the lobby watching the updates. Many were stuck with us for days because the airports were shut down. Many of them shared concerns of loved ones who worked in the twin towers or the surrounding area. I remember thinking how so many people(truly all the U.S.) were personally effected by one tragedy.

LC Story: Affects

At first it drew Americans closer and more able to understand the feelings of those in countries where violence and terrorism is a daily event. Now I fear we have fallen back into thinking only of ourselves and being comfortable in being a wealthy and safe country.

Citation

“lc_story93.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed July 16, 2018, http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/116.