September 11 Digital Archive

lc_story100.xml

Title

lc_story100.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 at a conference in Washington, D.C., having traveled to D.C. the day before from New Orleans.

LC Story: Memory

My strongest memories of that day are the throngs of people pouring into the streets of D.C. as government buildings were evacuated; the Hummer military vehicles that were parked on every other city block; the message announced over loudspeakers telling us to stay away from the buildings and walk in the center of the street, and; the smoke rising from the Pentagon.

LC Story: Affects

Since 9/11, our government has taken from its own citizens many basic freedoms that were once taken for granted. Neighbors have grown less tolerant of those who have views other than their own. I fear nationalistic fervor is on the rise.

Citation

“lc_story100.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed November 13, 2019, http://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/220.