Outreach & Support
“Everybody was very calm, and you could see people coming from everywhere, just converging onto the Mall. We walked down several levels, down to the sort of flat, just before you get to the Mall. And all of us trying to get on our cell phones. And none of our cell phones worked. We wanted to let our families know that we were evacuating and that we were going to be fine. And we believed we would be. Because this was so difficult to take in. Such a difficult thing to, to comprehend. We were all working sort of on automatic.”
— Eve Butler-Gee, June 20, 2011
Journal Clerk, Office of the Clerk
Back in the District
Waiting for people who never returned home.
After the Evacuation
Providing comfort after the evacuation of the Capitol.
Press Conference Outside the Capitol
Planning for a press conference at the Capitol on the evening of September 11th.
Recollections of the press conference at the Capitol the evening of September 11th.