Dallas-Ft. Worth Remembers 9/11

Anne Burley

Fort Worth, TX – “I was living in Sumter, SC where Shaw AFB is located. As school counselor fro Wilder Elementary, I was getting caught up on some reports. I heard the TV from the main ...”

Zen Hance

Bedford, TX – “I'm from New Jersey, less than an hour's drive from Manhattan. My precalculus class was almost over when our vice principal walked in and handed a sheet of paper to our teacher, ...”


Arlington, TX – “I had just gotten home from work, 3rd shift and put the girls on the bus to school. I grabbed my bowl of Cheerios and turned on the news like I did ...”

Arivanh Cullum

North Richland Hills, TX – “September 11, 2001 - I was already at work in the health benefits department at the American Airlines Headquarters in Fort Worth, Tx. I was listening to the radio and the world ...”

Heather Nieto

Fort Worth, TX – “In 2001, I was working in the Auto Theft Unit for the Arlington Police Department. I had just arrived at work when one of my co-workers came over, her eyes wide. She ...”

Amy Smith

Fort Worth, TX – “I was in New York that week for the Michael Jackson Celebration Concert at Madison Square Garden. My friends and I had flown in for the 7th and it was our first ...”

Linda Lander

Glen Rose, Texas, TX – “I was teaching first grade in 2001. Many of my students were in school the next day in order to keep some things as normal as possible. The students and I "talked" ...”

Elsa Mendez

Fort Worth, TX – “On the morning of September 11, 2001, I was on my way to work at the corporate offices of American Airlines in Fort Worth, TX. I heard on the radio that an ...”

Richard Fuller

Cedar Hill, TX – “My wife missed flight 93. I just wanted to put a shout out to my wife, the “Unsinkable Dana Fuzz” who narrowly missed stepping onto flight 93. She was scheduled to fly ...”

Roy C. Brooks

Fort Worth, TX – “Royce Gigi Brooks, daughter of Commissioner Roy C. Brooks and Dr. Jennifer Giddings Brooks, remembers 9-11 as though it was only a few months ago rather than 10 years ago. On September ...”

Steven Cattaaneo

Houston, Texas, TX – “I was sitting at work with friends drinking coffee getting ready to start the day. My friend's wife called and let us know what happened at the World Trade Center, then she ...”

Gary Lindsay

Benbrook, TX – “My work buddies and I have a unique experience of 9-11 in that we were totally unaware of the events that happened for four days. Six of us Lockheed Martin engineers flew ...”

Dorothy Head

Fort Worth, AL – “The day started like most others for me, I was the nurse/receptionist at a private school in Fort Worth at the time. The school bell had rung and students were heading to ...”

Maria Ortutay Thibodeau

Fort Worth, TX – “It was sometime near 5:00 in the afternoon. I had just finished eating pizza with my fellow teachers. Open House at the American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, was set to ...”

John Meche

Granbury, TX – “Tuesday, September 11, 2001, started out as a routine day. I arrived around 7:30 a.m. at the U.S. Department of Transportation building in Washington. Although our work with the inspector general’s office ...”

Brian Faherty

Fort Worth, TX – “I was on vacation in New York City on September 11, 2001. On the morning of the attacks I was travelling by subway to Battery Park in lower Manhattan when service was ...”

Steven Carver

Benbrook, TX – “We pray for everybody who lost their lives and all the Americans who work every day to keep us safe. And all of us beleiving that we all live togather, from sea ...”

Russell Albright

Fort Worth, TX – “I remember I was a week away from graduating basic training for the Navy. We were in firefighting training that day. I remember sitting in the classroom going over firefighting basics and ...”

annie garcia

Grapevine, TX – “As they slowly close the door, I stare back at them, unwilling to break our connection reflected in their ethereal gaze. I back away from the crew van as it slowly rolls ...”

lana connor

Euless, TX – “On September 4, 2001, a very exciting thing happened; I became a grandmother. Because of complications, my daughter and her baby were not released from the hospital until September 10, and I ...”

Gary Carter

Weatherford, TX, TX – “I was working with my horses when my son called me to tell me about the first tower being hit. I immediately recalled stories of H.G. Wells "War of the Worlds," thinking ...”

Gary Brock

Mansfield, TX – “I checked in to the Norfolk naval base on Sept. 10, to ensure that my security clearances were in place and to orient / introduce myself onboard ship. I was scheduled to ...”

Danelle Golden

Fort Worth, TX, TX – “We came off a Thames River cruise in London and an English businessman asked if we were Americans. When we said Yes - he proceeded to tell us about the events at ...”


Hurst, TX – “My 9/11 memory began with a phone call. I'm a Fort Worth police officer and at the time I was in the Gang Unit. I was working nights and was asleep. On ...”

Billie Cooper

N. Richland Hills, TX – “It was break time for the convention being held at DFW Hyatt Regency. Groups of attendees were gathering to chat, all was well in our world. Suddenly things changed-drastically when a young ...”

Kevin L Woodley

Alvarado, TX – “On Sept. 12, 2001, an Amercian flag was printed in the center of the newspaper. We took this page out and pinned it to a box, and set the box up in ...”

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