September 11 Digital Archive






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LC Story: Story

I was on vacation with my family at the Jersey shore. My mother and I were returning from a walk on the beach when a man said, "You might want to turn the television on when you get back to your house. Two planes have hit the World Trade Center." We ended up spending most of the day in front the television watching the day's events unfold. Most of my family is from a town 35 miles north of NYC. I came from Washington, DC to meet them at the vacation house. We felt fortunate to be away from terrorist targets and very fortunate to all be together.

LC Story: Memory

There are so many strong memories from that day. It is impossible for me to choose which memory is the strongest, so I will simply write about my first strong memory of September 11. I was on vacation at the beach, standing alone on the shore. The view was postcard-perfect . . . sparkling water, rolling waves, seagulls flying overhead, sandpipers running along the surf. The words that came into my head (and my thoughts don't typically move in this direction) were "This is the day the Lord has made, let us rejoice and be glad." At that same moment the first plane was crashing into the World Trade Center.

LC Story: Affects


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