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Remember September 11, 2001 as documented LIVE on Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | 09/07/06 | NewLand

Posted on 09/07/2006 4:25:59 PM PDT by NewLand

As the 5th anniversary of the cowardly and tragic attack on America approaches, let us look back and remember as if we were there.

Many people were here on FR, reporting events with lightning speed, with unique insights, with analytical accuracy, with sadness, with anger.

Here are some links to the "live" threads from 9/11/01 here on FR. For those of you who have never seen them, it is like watching a piece of history unfold before you, in the familiar style of FR. For those who have seen before but not in a long time, this will be a good memory. For those who have revisited these threads many times over the years, and have continued to post on them, please continue to participate.

This can also be a great place and time for people to share their unique and special 9/11 stories...where they were, who was there, who they knew...who they lost.

We all lost 3000+ fellow Americans that day. As said many times here on FR....

NEVER FORGET! ALWAYS REMEMBER!


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Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01

1 posted on 09/07/2006 4:26:02 PM PDT by NewLand
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To: NewLand
Link
2 posted on 09/07/2006 4:28:50 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: NewLand

mark


3 posted on 09/07/2006 4:34:38 PM PDT by UB355 (Slower I(t was greatTraffic Keep Right)
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To: NewLand

just starting to read these threads.

now in tears.

it's like being there all over again.


4 posted on 09/07/2006 4:36:18 PM PDT by npg
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To: npg

BTTT.


5 posted on 09/07/2006 4:39:05 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Fight Crime. Shoot Back.)
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To: NewLand
It's even more shocking now, knowing how the DBM/dems are trying to do everything they can to make America fail on the WOT!!

Godspeed to the USA!

6 posted on 09/07/2006 4:40:19 PM PDT by sirchtruth (No one has the RIGHT not to be offended...)
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To: NewLand
BTTT

I second that

7 posted on 09/07/2006 4:42:05 PM PDT by right-wingin_It
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To: NewLand
To: Republicus2001

It takes a lot of cash to smash two jets, don't you think? Can you say Osama bin-Laden?

89 posted on 09/11/2001 8:08:58 AM CDT by HalfIrish

8 posted on 09/07/2006 4:43:10 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand
SECOND PLANE FLIES INTO OTHER TOWER!
9 posted on 09/07/2006 4:44:05 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: HalfIrish

PING...are you out there?


10 posted on 09/07/2006 4:44:08 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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Speculating that planes may have been hijacked.. oh my God.

101 posted on 09/11/2001 8:10:18 AM CDT by HalfIrish

11 posted on 09/07/2006 4:47:38 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: npg

Me too. What a horrible, horrible day. Once again I find myself wishing I could enlist.


12 posted on 09/07/2006 4:52:34 PM PDT by The Blitherer (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: NewLand

BTTT


13 posted on 09/07/2006 4:52:38 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: npg
it's like being there all over again.

Where were you when it happened?

14 posted on 09/07/2006 4:53:34 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: The Blitherer
What a horrible, horrible day

Do you remember where you were that day?

15 posted on 09/07/2006 4:54:40 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand

mookbark


16 posted on 09/07/2006 4:55:00 PM PDT by Hazcat
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To: NewLand

I was in highschool on the west coast. My dad walked into my room and said "Steph, you need to get up now. The world has just changed." I had to go to school and the teachers were trying to pretend like nothing was happening, but there was this whole underground network among the students trying to figure out what was going on. I went home that night and sat in front of the TV for the whole night.


17 posted on 09/07/2006 4:57:58 PM PDT by The Blitherer (You were given the choice between war & dishonor. You chose dishonor & you will have war. -Churchill)
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To: The Blitherer
the teachers were trying to pretend like nothing was happening

They probably still are...

Did you watch Fox or CNN?

18 posted on 09/07/2006 5:02:21 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand

This was the best place to be that horrible day that is for sure. We will never forget that day, and thanks so much for the links to the threads.


19 posted on 09/07/2006 5:03:58 PM PDT by ladyinred (Leftists, the enemy within.)
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To: NewLand

I was home in Long Beach, CA.

It was early.

We have a small World Trade Center in downtown Long Beach.

When I first heard "plane hits WTC", I thought maybe a small plane hit the one here (I hadn't had my coffee yet)

As the morning unfolded, I grabbed my guns and was ready for war. There were reports of car bombs, and I expected suicide bombers.

I thought it was Saddam, or this guy Osama bin Laden that I had heard about after the Cole bombing.

The streets were empty.

I live near the airport. No planes coming or going. Silent.

I knew the world changed that day. I expected frequent attacks.

I'm from New York. I know those towers. Saw them everyday.

I'll never forget 9/11.


20 posted on 09/07/2006 5:09:09 PM PDT by npg
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To: ladyinred
This was the best place to be that horrible day

Amen to that. Were you 'logged in'... :)

21 posted on 09/07/2006 5:09:19 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand

bump


22 posted on 09/07/2006 5:10:44 PM PDT by VOA
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To: NewLand

Mark


23 posted on 09/07/2006 5:11:14 PM PDT by DejaJude (Admiral Clark said, "Our mantra today is life, liberty and the pursuit of those who threaten it!")
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To: npg
Wow. Amazing how clearly, crystal clearly, many of us remember details of that day.

Thanks.

24 posted on 09/07/2006 5:12:45 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand
Click Here

25 posted on 09/07/2006 5:14:36 PM PDT by Fiddlstix (Warning! This Is A Subliminal Tagline! Read it at your own risk!(Presented by TagLines R US))
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To: aflaak

ping


26 posted on 09/07/2006 5:18:44 PM PDT by r-q-tek86 (** Tagline Removed By Admin Moderator **)
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To: The Blitherer
I was in the classroom with my students when I heard about the first tower getting hit. we turned on the television and saw the second tower get hit. Things were happening so fast. When we hear the news that the Pentagon had been hit we were ordered to turn off the televisions.

I can not blame the principal, at that point, we did not know what else would happen. We also had kids and teachers who had family working at the Pentagon and world trade center.

By the end of the school day I would say about 1/4 of the students went home early when their parents came and picked them up. Can't blame them either, we are about 10 miles from the 119th. They are the planes that were sent out to patrol the skies after the attacks. One of my students father was one of the pilots.

27 posted on 09/07/2006 5:20:41 PM PDT by mware (Americans in armchairs doing the job of the media.)
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To: sirchtruth
the DBM/dems are trying to do everything they can to make America fail

They are a merger of evil proportions.

Do you recaall where you were that day?

28 posted on 09/07/2006 5:23:04 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: Liberal Classic

Thanks for adding the link.


29 posted on 09/07/2006 5:26:04 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand

Both my husband and I worked second shift at the time, so I was still asleep. He got up before me and came in and woke me up about 10 AM (central). He told me what was going on, but it was so crazy that I figured he had to be mistaken. I got up and they kept replaying the video over and over on Fox. I couldn't cry. I couldn't do anything, because I was just so stunned. It felt so unreal.

They shut down my office that day, so I just sat on the couch flipping between all the different news channels. In the following days I still was too stunned to cry (odd because I cry at everything) and what finally did it was when The Star-Spangled Banner was played at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It still chokes me up now.


30 posted on 09/07/2006 5:26:30 PM PDT by retrokitten
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To: All

ON THE NET...


http://www.truthusa.com/911.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911news.html
http://www.truthusa.com/911news2.html


31 posted on 09/07/2006 5:28:57 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: retrokitten; little rebel
what finally did it was when The Star-Spangled Banner was played at the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace. It still chokes me up now.

Oh my. How could you not at that point.

My wife (little rebel) remembers that well..and had the same reaction.

32 posted on 09/07/2006 5:31:35 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: All
Video Tribute to 9/11 Victims

Keep your tissues handy...

33 posted on 09/07/2006 5:41:13 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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I was off work that morning, getting ready to leave in the afternoon for a Branson vacation. I was driving to the grocery store in the morning when I heard the local country DJ say that two planes had hit the WTC. I called my wife on the cell and told her to turn on the TV.

After I got to the store, she called me, crying, to say the first WTC tower had fallen. People at the store were beginning to talk about it. As I drove home, she called again, barely able to speak, to tell me the second tower had fallen. "Please, please come home now!"

I got home a few minutes later and we watched it on TV as we prepared to leave (we were meeting her parents from Texas, so there was no consideration of cancelling). We made a decision to allow our two oldest children, at that time 14 and 11, to watch it all with us. That afternoon, we drove to Branson (about a 3 1/2 hour drive) and were surprised by the long gas lines and the rapidly escalating gas prices (many of those stations were subsequently prosecuted by the AG for price gouging, a crime in Missouri).

We met my in-laws in Branson, where we were renting a large cabin. We did Branson stuff during the days, went to shows at night, then watched Fox News until about 3:00 am each night. The Branson entertainers changed their shows to meet the emotional needs we all had. There was a lot of patriotism (even more than normal for that great town) and prayers. I will never forget that week and now, five years later, I am as angry as I was that day. I, for one, will never forget.

34 posted on 09/07/2006 5:41:54 PM PDT by Timmy
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To: Michael Goldsberry

Late for work bump.


35 posted on 09/07/2006 5:44:37 PM PDT by Liberal Classic (No better friend, no worse enemy. Semper Fi.)
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To: Liberal Classic

I watched them fall at the Mudd Hall.

Dude, we need to beer and chess.


36 posted on 09/07/2006 5:49:58 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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Is there a link somewhere to listen to the 911 calls from that terrible day?


37 posted on 09/07/2006 6:02:42 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: NewLand

PLEASE EVERBODY FLY YOUR FLAG! SUPPORT OUR TROOPS!This country should be a shroud of red white and blue this weekend. Remember and fly that flag!


38 posted on 09/07/2006 6:06:30 PM PDT by betsyross1776
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Is there a link somewhere to listen to the 911 calls from that terrible day?

Here is one place to begin.

39 posted on 09/07/2006 6:11:07 PM PDT by Michael Goldsberry (Lt. Bruce C. Fryar USN 01-02-70 Laos)
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To: Timmy

Incredible stuff. Amazing how many people have similar stories to tell.


40 posted on 09/07/2006 6:16:35 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand

Wow and thanks. Reading the quotes as fast as I could brought up all the horror and terror I felt on that unbelieveable day. Glad that so many FReepers were interlinked through FR and able to be connected.

All this was before I joined FR, but it is such an example of what a huge community FR is and how important each member is to the others.

Okay, I'm tearing up now, gotta quit posting.

Thanks again NewLand and all. We must help people recall September 11, 2001 and the events which followed.


41 posted on 09/07/2006 6:17:01 PM PDT by HighlyOpinionated (Do not say: "When I am free I will pursue wisdom." Perhaps you will never be free. The Talmud)
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To: Michael Goldsberry

thanks...


42 posted on 09/07/2006 6:18:52 PM PDT by Faith65 (Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior!)
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To: betsyross1776

43 posted on 09/07/2006 6:19:33 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand
Do you remember where you were that day?

At the office. The C level executives had a prive lounge area with a TV in it. All the admins went to sit and watch, especially would FR would freeze up.

I remember my boss going to meeting like nothing had happened.

Lord those threads, I'll cry like a baby again and then have a stuffed head and red eyes tomorrow.

44 posted on 09/07/2006 6:20:45 PM PDT by RikaStrom (The number one rule of the Kama Sutra is that you both be on the same page.../Exeter 051705)
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To: NewLand

5 year bump.


45 posted on 09/07/2006 6:20:53 PM PDT by conservatism_IS_compassion (The idea around which liberalism coheres is that NOTHING actually matters except PR.)
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To: HighlyOpinionated
All this was before I joined FR, but it is such an example of what a huge community FR is and how important each member is to the others.

Thanks HO. It is true, and I'm glad that as a more recent "member", you have a chance to see and experience that tragic day thru the eyes of your fellow FReepers.

We must help people recall September 11, 2001 and the events which followed.

Exactly. We must.

46 posted on 09/07/2006 6:24:15 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand
It was a day, that for me was not much different than any other day in my recent life. I got up early, ate cereal for breakfast, stayed in the shower longer than I should have and went to work the way I normally do. I got upset at the same things that always made me upset, and got excited about the kinds of things that made me excited. I walked through the day the way I always have.

Until Michelle A. showed up in my doorway, life was pretty much the same as it had been. At 9:20 AM EST, things changed. Everything else was the same as it had been before. The sun was shining brightly with a nice breeze, Canadian Geese took to the air as they ever did.

But my whole life changed at that moment. A rubicon was crossed, and it marked a division in the landscape of my life as clearly and unequivocally as a land mass is divided by an ocean on a map. When I crossed that ocean, I closed my door and was unable to look back at the land I had left behind me, because I knew it was in the past, and the voyage ahead of me was going to be very different than the one I left behind.

This was an email I wrote to myself on that day. I keep it in my inbox.

47 posted on 09/07/2006 6:27:41 PM PDT by rlmorel (Islamofacism: It is all fun and games until someone puts an eye out. Or chops off a head.)
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To: RikaStrom
I remember my boss going to meeting like nothing had happened.

Amazing when you look back, isn't it?

Amazing how many people then, and now, have already sold their very soul, just to look good 'in the world'.

48 posted on 09/07/2006 6:28:57 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: rlmorel
A moment that changed all of us. Those who choose to ignore that will perish.

Don't lose that email. It's priceless. Thanks for sharing it with us.

49 posted on 09/07/2006 6:41:10 PM PDT by NewLand (Posting against liberalism since the 20th century!)
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To: NewLand
BKO Tribute

John Moran Tribute
50 posted on 09/07/2006 6:42:46 PM PDT by armymarinemom (My sons freed Iraqi and Afghan Honor Roll students.)
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