Skip to comments.Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01
Posted on 02/01/2002 9:08:43 PM PST by Starrgaizr
Upon request, I have collected links to many of the earliest threads from September 11, 2001 below. I reviewed threads from the very first FR report (http://www.freeRepublic.com/focus/fr/520255/posts)through thread number 520326. Feel free to add other significant threads, including photo archives. Bumping this thread periodically instead of the original threads will also avoid scaring people with the headlines.
Bookmark this thread, and bump it from time to time when the nation and the press seems to forget why we need resolve in the face of evil. Forgive some of the early misinformation and broken photo links, and recall the horror and fury.
World Trade Center
*** PLANE CRASH - WORLD TRADE CENTER ***
Plane Crashes into World Trade Center
SECOND PLANE FLIES INTO OTHER TOWER!
2nd Explosion in other World Trade Tower Building - 2nd Airplance =Terrorist Attack?
AP: 737 PLANE WAS HIJACKED AND CRASHED INTO WORLD TRADE CENTER
President Bush calling this a Terrorist Attack
First Wire Reports on World Trade Center Attacks
Possible Explosion at Pentagon - NBC News
Third plane? Also Pentagon hit!
PALESTINIAN FRONT CLAIMS RESPONSIBILITY
Flash - Another explosion next to World Trade Center
TOP OF WORLD TRADE CENTER JUST COLLAPSED!
WORLD TRADE CENTER COLLAPSES!!!!
BBC: Palestinian Groups takes "responsibility"
UNCONFIRMED: Another hijacked plane
Second Tower just went!!!
FReeoples Bar & Grill // Thread 165 -- EMERGENCY THREAD
Hijacked plane crashed
US TERROR BOMBING PHOTOS - (slow-many images)
Please pray for us
This was an account of my experiences on 9-11 in lower Manhattan, written and posted on 9-12. On post #85 of that thread, there are some photos I took on 9-11. It took me two months to finally put the pictures up. In the weeks following 9-11, I had had quite enough pictures of that day. But I did finally post mine, so as to complete my report.
I know. Here's a thread on that subject:
FReeper Huck Not Heard From - Was Very Close to WTC in Last Post, posted 11:38 EST by HalfIrish. I didn't mean to worry folks. I naturally logged on when I got to my building, and then things got crazy so fast, I didn't have a chance to check in til I got home that night. After 9 am, I didn't even talk to my wife until about 6pm.
I now have a greater role as an American citizento make sure that no one forgets what evil has been done to us. I will not rest until those innocent thousands who died so near to where I stood are avenged.
I was impressed by the great care taken to preserve the memorabilia layed at the base of the two trees and the ornaments hung on the branches.
Fresh flowers, 2-3 day old flowers that had been trimmed, plastic protectors on the paper pictures, letters, and flags. Money stapled and taped to the trunk of the tree, coins - lots of them - left untouched at the base of both trees. A bullet keychain dangling in the wind from a branch with a clear view of the hole in the Pentagon behind it.
Tourists coming and going to pay their respect. Locals, businessmen, kids praying on the hill facing the Pentagon.
Large orange cranes in the background demonstrating the healing that has begun. The bottom outter floor being raised closing the hole in the structure that is symbolic of the hole in America's heart.
It's funny - there was activity everywhere - the construction workers were working, visitors, tourists, and others paying their respect all around, a freeway immediately beside us - but I don't remember hearing any sound. I know we talked, I can see you saying something to me in my mind, but at the time, it was like slow motion. No real sound in real time.
Thank you for representing us, Freepers, with the memorial you prepared that those of us in D.C. were able to sign. Please post a picture of it and ping me to it? Thank you for showing up for us faithfully as you have been and I'm sure will continue to do.
Osama bin Ladin.
8 posted on 9/11/01 6:09 AM Pacific by Catspaw
Now that's instant FReeper analysis, the first ID of Osama that I saw on these threads.
"Third reply, First Thread."