September 11: Tell Your Story


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The September 11 Digital Archive

Smithsonian National Museum of American History, Behring Center Smithsonian “September 11:
Bearing Witness to History”

     The terrorist attacks of September 11 have affected people’s lives in many ways. How has this event affected you, or your family and friends?

Feel free to answer one or more of the four questions below, and write as much or as little as you like. After submitting your story, you will receive a confirming email that will include a copy of your submission for your records.

How did you witness history on September 11th? Share your experience.

Has your life changed because of September 11, 2001? If so, tell us how.

What do you think should be remembered about September 11th?

Did you fly an American flag after the events of September 11th? Have your feelings about the American flag changed as a result of September 11th?

In addition to saving your submission in the archive, may we post it or excerpt it on this site and the Smithsonian Web site?

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