September 11 Digital Archive

lc_story216.xml

Title

lc_story216.xml

Source

born-digital

Media Type

story

Created by Author

yes

Described by Author

no

Date Entered

2004-01-07

LC Story: Story

I was at work in London, sitting at my desk overlooking the Eurostar tracks at Waterloo station. I was an expat from DC and had been in London for about a year and a half at that point.

LC Story: Memory

My strongest memory of September 11 was the total confusion and disbelief I felt. I tried calling family and friends in the States to see if the reports I was hearing had any element of truth to them. My internet connection was jammed, the phone lines were busy. I had no idea what was going on. I remember telling someone that "those buildings were made to withstand an impact from an airplane." About 10 minutes later everything I had been taught, or at least thought, was proved wrong. I felt speechless for most of the day.

LC Story: Affects

I think the biggest change to society that resulted from the events of Spetember 11 are the rise of anxiety and the fall of trust. Think about how you feel the next time you board and airplane and decide for youeself whether you agree with this.

Citation

“lc_story216.xml,” September 11 Digital Archive, accessed February 24, 2020, https://911digitalarchive.org/items/show/322.