A Collection of Accounts from People Who Are Part of the Hampshire
Hampshire County Arts Council
The events of September 11, 2001, affected everyone. Tributes
have been written and stories told of those who lost their lives
and those who survived. The following writings are an attempt
to chronicle the events of that day as they impacted our small
rural community in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia-325
miles from New York City, 128 miles from Washington, D. C., and
63 miles from Shanksville, PA.
The Hampshire County Arts Council will be publishing these accounts
on this website. We have also presented bound copies of our collection
to the Hampshire County Public Library in Romney, WV and the Capon
Bridge Library in Capon Bridge, WV.
Some people have told us that what they were doing on September
11 wasn't important enough or that someone else had a better story
to tell. That's not exactly true or accurate. Everyone's story
or thoughts can become part of a larger collection that portrays
how it was on a day when ordinary events collided with a defining
moment of history.
We asked people to begin their accounts with where they were
and what they were doing when they first learned of the attacks.....