9/11 Stories

Joey P

My story on 9/11 was when I was 4 years old. It was on my mom’s birthday and so is today. Well I came home from school and I was watching cartoons when my mom came home. When she came home she changed the channel to the news and I wasn’t sure what was going on. My mom explained it and I watched it all day that day I was stunned. I was scared and stunned at the same time. I kept on watching it over and over seeing the plane crash into the building. I never seen the Pentagon got attacked though. I was really confused. I remember watching the news a few days later and seeing people running through the rebel and ashes everywhere. People had masks and the ground was full of papers from the towers. It was weird that’s all I remember.

Hunter B.

On September 11, 2001. There was an attack on the world trade center and the pentagon on the same day. Also both world trade center towers were attacked. Every body was in shock. When it happened I was at school and I didn’t no what was going on until I got home then my mom explained it to me but then I still didn’t under stand I was to young. Although I no now what happened and I understand. But when I got home that day my mom hugged me and we watched TV. And my dad was in the navy at the time.


I don’t remember much about 9/11, but what I do remember is I stayed home from school that day. And I slept in until about 11:00 a.m. I went in to the living room and my mom was right at the TV with her hand over her mouth looking weird at the TV. Then saying “Oh my god” I asked what wrong mom and at the time she didn’t tell me she just told me to go in the other room. So I went in the other room and kept thinking what was happening I thought I was in trouble or something. And I remember my mom going to get the phone. I went in the living room looked at the TV I seen two buildings on fire. And that’s all I remember from 9/11.

Adam K.
It was just a normal day my mom said because she didn't want me to be scared so she didn't say anything to me because I was laying in bed sick all day because I was throwing up or something like that. The weird thing is she just when I asked her told me that and never told me that not once!

Becca B.
I have a very little memory of what I was doing during 9/11. All I remember is that I was going to get ready for school, and my mom had just woke me up extra early. I did the usual routine, wake up, brush my hair, eat, get dressed etc. Anyways, my mom was pregnant with my little brother at that time, so she had to sit down a lot. We were just about to walk out of the door to take me to school, but then she had to sit down, and take a rest. She turned on the television, and live from CNN was a plane crashing into the world trade center (twin towers). My mom had recently told me that she had a debate with herself, asking if she was really going to take me to school that day or not. I ended up being late for class, but at least I made it to school that day.

Briana P.

I don’t remember 9-11 so I asked my mom if she remembered that day. She said she was at work when she called my grandma to come pick me and my sisters from school . She was working down town and she was scared. Every building was being released except her building. That’s really all she told me about 9-11


Well when the event of 911 occurred my memory isn’t very clear. It was a school day & I ended up not going to school that day. I woke up later then I usually would on a school day if I ended up not going to school. I walked into the kitchen to try looking for my mom & my mother was freaking out making big things of water, I didn’t understand what was going on but I knew it wasn’t good. I asked my mom what was happening but she never answered me she just told me to wake up my older sister & go in the basement until my mother said it was ok to come back up stairs. My sister & I went into the basement & waited for my mom. & that’s all I really remember.

Cortney F.

My mom had told me that 9/11 was a bad day because of the terrorists that hit the Twin Towers. My mom and dad were at work when this happened and my dad said he heard it on the radio. I didn’t ask my dad this recently it was when he was alive. I think I was t school when this happened. I didn’t know hat all happened because I didn’t know I was too young.

Austin B.

I kind of remember 9/11 but not that well. It was September 11 2001 when i was in k5 all I remember is that i woke up to my grandmother was making me something to eat. when she told me that the twin towers got hit with plains i really did not care because i was little so i kept eating and then my grandmother yelled and thats when the next plain hit the twin towers. after that my grandmother did not take me to school thats all i remember.


My 9/11 memories is a very faint memory to me. I remember being in my k-5 class and we were having a discussion of what we have two of on our body. The next thing I know the principal comes on the PA system and says, “Our country has just been attacked. DO NOT panic. Please lock all of your doors, and close all of your windows and shades until further notice.” That may not be exactly what was said but it sure is close.

Nate B.

The one thing that I remember about 9-11 was coming home, and my parents were on the couch watching TV, and they told me and my brothers that the World Trade Center was hit by a plane. Then me and my brothers went out side and played for a few hours. When we came back in my parents had a look on there face like how did this happen. Then I found out that the pentagon was hit. It was so quiet outside, it was like that there was no one else in the world but me, you couldn't hear the cars on the freeway or the sound of kids playing outside it was just silent.

Cody D

On the day of 9/11 something bad happened but I was to young to
understand the tragedy that had been bestowed upon us; I`m sorry
let me start over It was 9/11 seemed like a nice day to go to kinder garden
I played but then the principle said the trade center was hit
about something, one teacher started to cry and the other seemed
depressed; I started to ponder
now I didn't quite understand
until I got home my mother told me that the twin towers were hit, when I
ask her what she was talking about she showed me a video showing what
had happened to these to buildings.

I saw so many things that almost devastated me I remember
how people jumped off the building and how cnn said that people
were making last calls before they would kill themselves, When I saw it
go down and blow out in a big blast of ash; the reporter
talked about how so many people were dying and how they were
flying in doctors from all other states.

I then remember later on that day the pentagon was hit by another
plane I had no idea what was happening, Then mom told me that
flight 93 went down.

I think thats all I can remember about 9/11, but it will be in the
history forever.

Alex C.

My 9/11 story is when i was sitting at home right before school and my neighbor calls and says turn on the news. My dad ask why what happened? and she says the Wold Trade Centers were attacked and my dad just sits there in shock and i ask what happened?

Jamie W.

I don't remember a lot but I remember being in k5 my little 5-year-old self. What I remember is being in the back of the room for free time on the big circle carpet playing with the little toys with my buddy's. Then our teacher walks in the back of the room and she tells all of us to come sit on the carpet. So we do and then she turns on the TV to channel what ever and where watching it. I really don't know what was going on but I go to look over to my teacher and she is in shock and I’m trying to figure out why. Then she turns the TV down and trying to tell us what was happening and after she told us what happened I got really scared. I started to wonder what if a plane was going to crash in my school. And that’s it the last thing I remember of that day is my mom coming to pick me up and go home. So that’s what I remember of 9/11.


I only remember a little bit about 9-11. 9-11 was a a bad day for many people. So many people died on that day. That is all I can remember.

Kyle J.

It happened 4 days prior to my birthday, I don’t remember much, and I didn’t understand much then; I was almost 6 years old. I was in school but I never realized what happened, or at least had an idea what happened, until I got home. I vaguely remember being told something about an explosion or something, and I didn’t understand what had been going on, I thought maybe there was just a building that literally, JUST EXPLODED! I was really confused, everyone was sad, but to be honest I had no understanding of why I should be sad, so I just tried to be sad. I always heard of like car crashes and attacks and world war, so I never understood how people could talk so casually about something such as war, but yet be so sad about the (as I had been thinking), “building exploding randomly.” Later on I understood the situation much better, I learned a lot about it from seeing rumors and interviews on people telling their conspiracy theories, such as Charlie Sheen of the Vietnam war movie, “Platoon.” Charlie Sheen had said at the time, “…it just didn’t look like any commercial jetliner I’ve flown on any time in my life and then when the buildings came down later on that day I said to my brother, ‘Call me insane, but did it sorta look like those buildings came down in a controlled demolition?’” I don’t agree with his statements however I found theories like this which helped me get a greater understanding of the whole situation. However tragedies like this that give me theories and an education for the theories that interest me, whether they are right or wrong they open up questions. Just when you think a 20 dollar bill has a picture of the white house… you look again…
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When 9/11 happened i was very little and i did not know what was going on. All that i remember was that I was getting ready to go to school. And my mom was sitting in front of the TV and she stared to cry and i was looking at the TV and all I was looking at was 2 big building falling and that scarred me. And i did not go to school that day. I was asking my mom y did that happen and she sad that it was some very mean people that wanted to kill a lot of people. My mom told me that she remembers is that she was that her and my ant where geting me ready for school when they terned on the news and all they sad was that they got scarred and stared to cry.


What I remember from 9/11 is I was in my class and all of a sudden my teacher was all sad for some reason. All of the kids just stood there looking at her. Then she started crying and told us to go in the corner in the room. It was really weird it is a experience that I’m probably going forget because how young I was. Thats all I can remember from 9/11.


911 my story
On 9/11/2001 I was home sick from school and I was watching Looney Toons and that beeping noise and then Cnn came on, and I saw what happened. An aircraft hit
one of the world trade center towers and it was on fire smoking and everything. My mom screamed for my dad and woke him from sleeping and showed him what happened, he was shocker like a hot knife just stabbed him in the back. After all of the commotion the next day I built the twin towers out of legos and knocked it down for some reason. I was only 4 I did not know what I was doing.


Today is September 11th it’s the 8 year anniversy since 9/11 happened back in 2001. Even though it was 8 years ago I still remember like it was yesterday. I was in K-5 I attended Whittier then. My teacher Mrs. Ehlers she was reading to us that morning like she did every other morning. All of a sudden our principal Mr. Williams announced over the intercom that the World Trade Center and the Pentagon has been attacked. Right then and there made a face I’ve never seen her make, She was pale with an expression of terrified and shocked. Then she began to start reading to us again but when she started she didn’t have the same tone as she did before. Shortly after that out principal came into our room saying the Twin Tours in New York were attacked, then he said please give a moment of silence. He also announced our parents are more than welcome to come and pick us up. Later in the week I got sick and I stayed home. When I tired watching TV. The only thing that was on was 9/11 attack on very channel. I was confused because I really didn’t understand it so my mother explained it to me. Ever since then I remember it so clearly.

I was in my classroom playing with blocks enjoying kindergarten; I didn’t know that something devastating was happening outside of my own little world. To me the day was just like any ordinary day, aside from the fact that the classroom door was closed and we had to use our “inside voices”. I knew nothing about the twin towers, but I did know that everyone was leaving. By the end of the day there was only 5 kids left in my class. I was crying not because the United States was in a crisis but because I couldn’t leave too. When I got home I knew exactly what happened, when it happened, and how it happened. I wasn’t scared or sad, truth be told I was really bored,there was nothing else to watch.


On the day of 9/11 my mom was at work. She was working at the 16th street clinic. She was about to take a patient to get some blood drawn. She said she was wearing blue scrub pants and a white and blue top. She had her hair up in a ponytail. Her shoes were white. There was a television in the waiting room. That’s how she found out what was going on.

Christina S

Well I don't remember a lot but I remember I was in k5 at Hamlin Garland Elementary and my mom came to pick me up at school early. My mom told me that there were planes crashing into buildings and I was so scared, but my mom made me feel better.


I asked my mom and dad if they remembered what were they doing, and how they found out about the what had happen on the date of 9, 11. My dad told me that
he and my mom were actually sleeping, and that they found out when one of my dad's friends, Kevin, called them and told my dad to hurry up and turn on the T. V. My dad turned on the T. V. and saw some news lady talking about the World Trade Center, and that two airplanes crashed into it, and that the Pentagon in Washington D.C. was also hit by another airplane. The first words that came out of my dad's mouth were "What the fruit?" (excuse the produce language.) My dad told me that was pretty much it to that day; he didn't know the time, what the weather was. Just that he and my mom were sleeping, and that he got a call from a friend, who told him to turn his T. V. on to see the devastating news. My dad told me though, that my grandma and my aunt were both in Las Vegas, and were supposed to be going home that day, and my teacher told our class that his parents were also in Vegas, but his parents got home, my grandma and y aunt didn't get back until two days later, and still then my dad told my the airport was almost deserted for about a week. My dad told me that it was the first time in a week he didn't hear the loud engines of the airplanes as they flew over his house. Other than all of that, I was in kindergarten, and I don't really remember anything about the event, but I think I do remember maybe our school having the lock down, because my teacher said our school did have one on 9, 11, but I kind of do, and kind of don't remember of having a lock down.


The date was September 11, 2001. I was only 5 years old, when one of the most horrific events happened in the new millennium.
It was just a regular day, for me, for everyone. Woke up, got ready for school, and went to school. Everything around us was normal. I remember sitting on the floor of our kindergarten room listening to a book that the teacher was reading. All of a sudden, on the intercom, the office told the teacher that my mom is at the school to pick me up. Of course I didn’t think anything of it. As my mom and I were walking to her car I could tell she wasn’t herself, but I still didn’t think anything of it. When we got home, everyone was watching the T.V (my mom’s friend and her daughter were over too). All I could see on the news, the news reporters were saying airplanes hit the World Trade Center, and it showed the buildings full of smoke. I didn’t really understand what everything meant (because I was only 5), but now I have a better understanding about it, and how the deaths of all those people effected most of America.

Naomi L.

When 9/11 happened I was in k-5. I had no clue what was going on around me but I knew it was not something good. I remember were I was and what I was doing at the time. I was in school (currently attending Whittier Elementary) and my classroom teacher (Mrs. Ehlers) was reading us a story when our principal came in and told the teacher what was going on. It was a shock to her because that was a huge building. I figured something was wrong when my teachers face went from happy to a undesirable face. Once the principal was done telling all the teachers he made a special announcement over the intercom and made us all worried. I remember being freaked out and wondering if the plane was going to hit the school and if my family members were ok. I also remember my teacher telling us to stay calm and theres no need to worry. When she told us though her face expression made us worry even more. I also remember thinking is my mom going to come and get me or am I safe here. It was a very crazy day. Many people were confused and had no clue what was going on. When I asked my mom what she remembers about the day she told me that she remembers taking me to the bus stop and walking back home and making my little brother breakfast. After she was done doing all of that she said she turned on the tv
and watched everything happen. She said she remembers picking me up and taking me home and from then on we didn't know what was going on and watched what happened on the tv for the rest of the day. I am very sad for all the people that lost their lives from this event and I send my prayers to all the familys.

Sasa M.

I don’t remember a lot about what I did on 9/11 considering I was only 5, only that I was in school that day. So I asked my mom what she remembers about what she did on 9/11. She told me that she was on vacation and her was coming over to go for a walk down by the lake but then she heard a breaking news report on the television so she ran over to see what it was. She said that, the news reporters said that there was an airplane crash and they thought that the crash was an accident then all of a sudden she said that then were watching the TV and all of sudden in the corner of the TV you could see the second plane come in and crash into the second tower. She remembers the news reporters reactions. My mom said, all the news reporters kept screaming,”oh my gosh, oh my gosh, we’ve just been attacked!” She ran and got the phone to call the school to ask what should she do come and get my sisters or just leave us in school. Our school said it doesn’t matter because all the parents are doing both. My mom decided to leave us in
school, I asked her why she did that, she said she didn’t want to ruin or school routine.

The only thing I really remember without asking my mom was, that when the school day was over and my sister and I walked home from our bus stop and got to our house, my mom answered the door and as quick as possible pulled us in, sat us in front of the TV and I remember just watching the crash over and over again. I didn’t know what was happening though, all I really knew, that something terrible had just happened.

Still to this day my mom said that she can remember their reactions and she will never forget that day. Also, that to see it on TV when they were recording live, was something she will definitely never forget!

Sara B
The only thing I remember is my brother came to pick me up from Mrs. Randow’s room. He said mom called and she was coming to pick us up. When we were home my mom told us that the twin towers in New York just got hit by a plane. Of coarse I didn’t think anything of it because I was only 5. Now that I’m older I relies how tragic it was.

Cassie G

What do I remember about 9/11? I know exactly where I was. I knew exactly where everything was placed. I remember coming home sick that day. My mom and I were in the car on the way home. We were listening to the radio at the time when they broadcasted that a plane has hit the world trade center. They kept saying the plane hit the building! The plane hit the building! At the time my mom and I were so confused we had no idea what was going on. So we finally get home we park in the front. We rush in the house. I still remember where the T.V was in the house. It was in the corner right next the window. It’s not there now but I remember turning on the T.V. I switch to the news and I’m just in shock. I saw that this plane has crashed into a large building. I didn’t know what the building was called until 10 minutes later. I called my mom into the living room. She was in the kitchen at the time; she asked me what was going on. I told her this plane has crashed into the world trade center. She rushed into the living room and looked at the T.V. She saw the replay of the plane crashing into the building. She was in shock. Both of us were. We sat there watching the news for about 2 hours. We even saw the second plane crash into the second tower. That’s when we started to get scared. After we knew what was going on my mom left to go get my brother, while I stayed home and watched more of the news. We called my dad to see if he knew what has happened and if he’s okay. He was okay. He came home right after work and we all sat and watched the news. I remember everything that day. It was probably the most shocking thing I have witnessed.

Corey W

I remember a few things from 9/11. But I will tell you the main story. All I remember was that day I got picked from school. I was excited because I usually would ride the bus. When I got home my mom and dad were home. I looked at the t.v. and there was a man that said that a plane crashed into one of the Twin Towers. I didn't think that it was a big deal because I never heard of the Twin Towers. And all of that night we watched the news because my mom and dad wanted to get the full story. That is all I remember about September 11, 2001


I remember vaguely what happened on 9/11. My mom took me, Jamie, and Maria out of school. I remember that my mom looked pale and worried. But, of course, I didn't know what was going on so I told her about my day as usual. I don't remember what happened when we got home. The next day, however, I remember seeing a video on the news how the airplanes crashed into the Twin Towers. I was fine with school with going to school, until then. I was worried that, because we lived so close to an airport, a airplane would hit the school just like one had hit the twin towers. So I didn't want to go to school in the mornings and I gave my mom and sisters a hassle trying to get my there. I didn't tell my mom what I was worried about until fall of next year, when I was going into the first grade on the way to school. The moment I told my mom she took me to Ms. Miller, who was standing at the door. Ms. Miller took me to Mr. Stuart, who was the school psychiatrist at the time. So then, whenever I worried about an airplane hitting the school I went down to Mr. Stuart in the Bunker. I took me about three months before I didn't worry about an airplane hitting the school anymore.


Today is the eighth anniversary of 9/11 and today are wonderful teacher gave us an assignment to wright about what we remember the day it happen. Well, it is a blur but my mom said that that day we got out of school early and I didn't get. But now I know what happen was two planes crashed into the twin towers and when the first one hit they thought that it was an accident. But, it wasn't.

Darrell C
What I can remember from September 11. I was setting in K-5 playing with blocks. I was at another school then. Any ways I was playing and all of these teachers started talking in the hallway. Then my teacher rolled a TV stand in to the classroom I had no clue what was going on all I knew that it was a wired day. I did not really learn about it Intel I got older. That’s all I can remember about that day.

Samantha M.

For one of my homework assignments, I had to ask one of my parents about 9 11. I asked my mom she said that she was sleeping while 9 11 was happening, she was asleep because she worked third shift at her job. My mom said that (my) dad kept waking her up to tell her about what was happening with 9 11. My mom said that she didn't remember much detail. I don't remember anything at all. So I decided to ask my dad. My dad said that when he heard about 9 11, he was taking my sister and me to school. My dad said that he heard it on the radio in the car. He said that when he got home he kept waking up (my) mom to tell her what was happening. That's all he really told me. I’m sure he remembered more though.

Madelyn G.

In my memory 9/11 is definitely not one of those detailed, exquisite memories in my “noggin.” It’s more of a slideshow of pictures that I remember, quotes from my Mother, words I heard… I mean, I was four years old! I was barely aware that the woman in front of me, was my teacher. Because of this problem, I asked my Mother about it. She remembers putting us on the bus, blowing us kisses. When she was home on the phone with a neighbor, they told her that someone had flew a plane into the twin tours! She was shocked! She lived in New York for a while and had walked pass the giants almost every day on her day to work! She called the school worried and frightened and picked us up immediately. M​y dad was at work and didn’t know much till he got home. Knowing my mother, she wouldn’t have told us. She wouldn’t want us to be worried or cry. So she kept the outside world outside. Maybe that’s why I don’t remember much. Though the planes never struck Milwaukee, I admire my mother for being so aware and protective of us.

Jacob K

Today, we are supposed to write about what our parents and we remember about September 11th, 2001. Well, the only thing I remember is catching a glimpse of it on a previously recorded clip of it on the news after school. My mom had a much more descriptive story. She was at school, as usual, dropping her 2nd graders off at gym class. On the way of walking back to her classroom, she strolled past the library. On the television, the news was on, and they were just filming the event as it happened. Later that day that is all that anyone could talk about. My dad told a bit less detailed tale. He told me that he was in downtown Milwaukee, drilling. Well, that is all that all I was told.


The tragic day of 9/11 may have happened a long time ago, we may also have forgotten what was happening when we heard the horrible news, but I know for a fact that it will always be in our history. It was about one hour after midnight that day. It was dark outside in Guam. My family and I were still residing there at that time. Since it was only one o’clock in the morning, we were still asleep, not knowing that something terrible has occurred in the United States.

The first time we had heard that a plane has crashed into the Twin Tower, it was somewhere six in the morning. We didn’t hear it from the news or the radio, in fact we heard it from no one. Suddenly, my auntie came busting out the door with a devastated look on her face. She was all ready for work. She had her uniform on, her I.D. on her pocket, her lunch on her left hand and her car keys on the other. Everything, the terrible news, the horrible things happening in New York, the planes, the suicidal hijackers, and the falling people, poured right out of her mouth. I didn’t really understand the first time she told us, so I decided to forget about in the meantime.

At school, it didn't go normally as it should. At about nine o'clock, they held an assembly in the school auditorium. Everyone wasn't sure why and they all looked confused. Looking back from today, I was sure they didn't know what had happened and they were as dazed as I was. I was K5 at that time and my class was seated at the front where we could see the big white screen. Everyone were murmuring to themselves in disbelief because they thought they were wasting valuable time. But then, a video started to play. There were two buildings that looked similar to each other with plumes of smoke coming from its side. There were papers flying everywhere and it looked like confetti, as if someone had won the Superbowl, as if nothing devistating had happened.

Suddenly, you could hear a plane's engine in the background, and then came a loud boom. Another plane has crashed into the other Twin Tower. By this time, there were tears in everyone's faces. Mostly you'd see it in the older grades and in teachers' faces, but if you look at me and my classmates, you'd see that look that you'd normally see in a child's face when they're watching something scary but they don't know what it is. The whole auditorium was silent, only to hear quiet sobs from the people who understood what was going on. Every once in awhile you'd hear a gasp from the audience whenever they'd hear someone in the video screaming because another person's life was cut short. If you listened clostly to the video, you would hear a strange noise as if something was being thrown from the top of the building to the bottom, but sadly it wasn't just something, it was someone who decided that to jump was the best way to go.

Then came a spine chilling noise that sounded like destruction to our ears.
Everywhere you'd hear a cry. Everywhere you'd hear a sob.
Their crying turned harder, their sobbing got louder, louder as the Twin Towers began to fall.

By this time, everyone was crying, yet again except for me or my classmates. We still didn't understand. I watched as the Twin Towers were no longer buildings but just ashes and wreckage in the ground. Then, the screen went blank. Everyone continued to cry, and I remembered that me and my classmates just sat there quietly watching everyone in tears. All the classes were dismissed to continue on with the day. Though, like I said, the day didn't run normally as it should. In fact, the teacher's didn't look like they wanted to teach at all, but instead to take the day off and mourn for the one's who passed away.

At the end of the day, my mother picked me up from school and dropped me home. It was quiet all day, despite the fact that my mother and her sisters were talking amongst themselves about what has happened. By dinner, my father arrived home and both my mother and father were discussing what has happened in New York while eating dinner on the dinner table. But then, I heard a few brand new things like the Pentagon getting hit. I was shocked this time because I wondered how many airplanes were going to go down and destroy the United States. It terrified me just to think of it. I wondered if the the sky was falling and planes were plummeting from the sky, falling towards the United States or Guam, as if it were the end of the world.

That was all I could recall from that day. By now, my memory of 9/11 is just a blur in my head. The tragic day of 9/11 will always be remembered, no matter how many centuries go by, it will always remain in our history and I know for sure it well never be forgotten because it will always be passed from one generation to another.

Cody F

The thing that i remember of 9/11 is what i was doing and where i was at the time. I was playing at school with some friends and i was at school. When i heard about what happend i wasn't worried because i didn't really care, because i was so young. All i really remember is that when i got home everybody was worried at my house. But i fell bad about everything i know all about the disaster now and what all happen. It is really sad what happened to all those whop died and everything but thats life. There are people out there in the world that don't think befor they do, and now look what they did to them selves(the people the high jacked the jet). well thats all i know and yeah well talk to you people later bye.

Peter L.

I don't remember anything about 9/11. I asked my mom and she said that she was taking me to school. I was going to Little Riley school. At time I was in Kindergarten/.

Adam H

I remember that I was watching cartoons downstairs. Then two minutes later my mom came running down the stairs and told me to turn to channel 4 and I did and I watched the twin towers go down to the ground and then I stared to cry. When my mom went upstairs I started watching cartoons again.