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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 Survivors, please visit VOICES Survivors page.


Marissa Panigrosso' Story
Submitted by: Marissa Panigrosso
That beautiful and tragic day when our country turned upside down, changed my world forever. From my window on the 98th floor of Tower 2, I was stunned. No time to think, managers were urging us to go to the stairs and leave.
Michael Cantatore' Story
Submitted by: Michael Cantatore
Michael never liked working in the World Trade Center. He always said working in the World Trade Center was like having a target on your back, and when a plane went in to the floors of Marsh and McLennan he was proved right.
My Experience
Submitted by Richard Skinner
My Name is Richard Skinner and I was involved in the events of 9/11/01 and here is my story. I was on my way to NYC from Poughkeepsie NY on 9/11/01 to go to NY City Department of Buildings located at that time at 60 Hudson Street in Manhattan.
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.
September 11th Experience
Submitted by: Alexander H. Spano
Alexander H. Spano worked for OppenheimerFunds, which was located in the South Tower of the World Trade Center between the 31st and 34th floors. Alex worked as the Operations Manager for OppenheimerFunds retirement plans division.
Statement from Alan Di Sciullo
Submitted by Alan Di Sciullo
On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was rushing from an early doctor's appointment to my office at the World Trade Center in New York City to get to my office on the 65th floor of Tower 2 to be on a 9 a.m.
The Aftermath
Submitted by: Elizabeth Pagan
I had planned to visit the 9/11 Memorial ever since I found out they were opening it on the tenth anniversary. Revisiting and retracing my old footsteps is something that I had longed to do ever since that fateful day, the day that changed my life forever.
The Day That Changed Our Lives Forever
Submitted by: Edwin Rivera
The alarm clock went off at 5 am Tuesday morning 11 of September, 2001. My wife Grace got up first to get ready. I got up to let the dog out, and it turned out to be a beautiful morning. I put the coffee on, and went back upstairs to get ready for work.