‘What are your recollections about 9/11?’


Tashiba Wilson Jones

Los Angeles

“It was the day before my birthday and 11 days before my wedding. …  Turning on the news and seeing the reactions of the people. … That’s what I remember the most.”

Sam Smoots


“I was in Washington, D.C. at the time. When I went into work, I remember seeing the military being deployed all over downtown.”

Bob Watt

Baldwin Hills

“I was living downtown. … [A friend] called me up and said, ‘someone crashed into the World Trade Center.’ I could see the World Trade Center in downtown L.A. from my apartment. … It was the wrong trade center.

Lianne Wilson

Las Vegas

“I was getting ready for work and I heard the news. I remember thinking what a bizarre accident. … At that time, it didn’t occur to me that it was terrorism or that anyone would do that on purpose.”

Compiled by Cynthia Gibson in Playa Vista.