Since 2005, StoryCorps and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum have worked to record at least one story to honor each life lost in the attacks on September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993.

Stories from the September 11th Initiative

Image of Constance Labetti
Constance Labetti remembers her boss, Ron Fazio, who died in the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.
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Image of Father Michael Duffy
“There's a form we fill out and it's called 'On My Death.'”
Image of Antonia Landgraf and Matthew Gambale
“I think like a lot of families we had the 'missing' posters up.”
Image of Christine Kraft
“I remember pacing back and forth and pacing back and forth...”
Image of Ester Dinardo
“She asked me if I would like to go spend my birthday at the Windows of the World.”

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About the September 11th Initiative

To date, StoryCorps has recorded and archived 1,193 September 11th stories, representing 583 individual victims. You can find out more about our efforts to honor the 10th anniversary of 9/11 here.

Major funding for StoryCorps is provided by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Funding for the September 11th Initiative is provided by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, with additional funding from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

Interviews collected through our September 11th Initiative will be a cornerstone of the collection of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.

September 11th News & Updates

On September 5, StoryCorps announced a collaborative arrangement with the National September 11 Memorial & Museum to honor the stories... Read more.


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