Responder Stories

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, please visit VOICES' Resources page.


Michelle's Story
Submitted by Michelle Alleyne
Fireman, 9/11 Rescue Worker Story
Submitted by Robert Bartos
My Night at Ground Zero
Submitted by Marc Bromfeld
Mike's Story
Submitted by Michael Delman
Craig's Story
Submitted by Craig Garber
Personal Experience Story of 9-11
Submitted by Victor Guarnera
I Shall Live Without Fear
Submitted by Jeff Johns
Raymond's Story
Submitted by Raymond Jones
David's Story
Submitted by David Kopecky
Tuesday, September 11th, 2001
Submitted by Brendan MacWade
Morris' Story
Submitted by Morris Paserchia
Steven's Story
Submitted by Steven Saymon
Diane's Story
Submitted by Diane Semmling
Jeffrey Shirer's Story
Submitted by Jeffery Shirer
Richard's Story
Submitted by Richard Skinner
Buried in the Rubble
Submitted by Joe Torillo