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The stories of responders, volunteers and rescue/recovery workers are a continuing source of inspiration. Our Stories section is a growing compilation of the truly heroic actions of so many on 9/11. They are a record of the confusion and courage, the unity and loss, that make up our collective memory of that day. For information on the many support and health monitoring programs available for 9/11 Responders, visit VOICES Responders page.


Morris Paserchia's Story
Submitted by Morris Paserchia
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Morris Paserchia was visiting his parents’ graves as the horror of that day unfolded. The cemetery was located on a hillside in New Jersey across the Hudson River.
My Night at Ground Zero
Submitted by Marc Bromfeld
I have had a very difficult time dealing with this awful attack on our nation. Although all my family members that live or work in the WTC area are accounted for, at least 5 friends and family members of friends are missing.
Personal Experience Story of 9-11
Submitted by Victor Guarnera
I was the Chief Technical Advisor for Security Systems to the World Trade Department. This is my account of events at Ground Zero from the first minute of those fateful events in New York City on September 11, 2001.
Raymond Jones' Story
Submitted by Raymond Jones
On the morning of September 11, 2001, Mr. Jones was working in Jersey City as a carpenter on the Goldman Sachs building. Mr. Jones was pouring concrete columns when the first plane hit.
Steven Saymon's Story
Submitted by Steven Saymon
It was like any other day. I was on my patrol shift when I heard over my police radio, at 8:46 A.M. of a plane crashing into the World Trade Center. I had thought that it was extremely strange that a plane would miss a giant skyscraper.