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As it Happened: Real-Time 9-11 Coverage on Free Republic
Free Republic ^ | September 11, 2001 | FReepers

Posted on 09/10/2003 8:27:38 PM PDT by Starrgaizr

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Brought back for 9-11-03. Will this generation maintain its focus until the war is won? Feel free to add your comments, memories, and thoughts as well to the linked Remembrance Archive thread.
1 posted on 09/10/2003 8:27:42 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: Starrgaizr
I didn't know about Free Republic back then.
All I could do was refresh Drudge every few seconds hoping for updates.
2 posted on 09/10/2003 8:34:24 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55 (What happened to the man that fell into the upholestry machine? He's fully recovered!)
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To: Starrgaizr
Will this generation maintain its focus until the war is won?

Not if the Democrats can help it.

I remember seeing the first plane hit on TV. I thought it must have been an accident. Then, the second plane, and I called my spouce.
Shortly after, the Pentagon!
It was unreal, like a movie. I was at a loss for words.

3 posted on 09/10/2003 8:35:34 PM PDT by concerned about politics (Lucifers lefties are still stuck at the bottom of Maslow's Hierarchy)
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When the first plane hit, I thought it must have been a horrendous, one-in-a-trillion accident. Then the second and I knew we were under attack. When the triage center was organized, it seems like a ray of hope. Things would be gotten under control. People would be saved. Surely they were evacuating TowerII, it was over, rescue and cleanup were beginning.

Then the tower collapsed, taking the triage center, rescue workers and the rescued with it. Then the third plane into the Pentagon and it was burning and I was trying to tell my husband the Pentagon was on fire...the Pentagon is burning, we're under attack.

There are a lot of vivid, but very disjointed memories of those few minutes. Smoke. Raining dust and chunks of debris like volcanic ash. People running, screaming, searching for help and others, in need of treatment themselves turning back to help other wounded.

We all understood we were witnessing the end of the world as we knew it.

The Democrats and their useful idiots want us to forget that day. They want us to believe the war on terrorism is unjust, a "dirty little police action", that we are LOSING the war on terror AND that it should have been over by December 31st, 2001. They demand that we move on.

Well, we ARE moving on. We're moving on over the organized terror that appeasers in many other countries as well as this one refused to stop. We're not going to stop until it's won, and the bulk of the American people STILL support the both the war and the president regardless of what the media keeps shrilly telling us to think.

4 posted on 09/10/2003 8:45:28 PM PDT by cake_crumb (UN Resolutions = Very Expensive, Very SCRATCHY Toilet Paper)
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Its been 2 years since that day and I still can't look at the casualty list. I grew up in Valley Stream NY and was in the service.

Ever since Sergeant First Class Duggan, my drill sergeant from basic in the 80's died in Bosnia, I can't bring myself to look at lists of our dead.

That day changed us for ever.
5 posted on 09/10/2003 8:48:54 PM PDT by dinok
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To: Starrgaizr
oops... great minds think alike I suppose - I just posted an article with some archived links from 9/11
6 posted on 09/10/2003 8:49:09 PM PDT by PurVirgo (Never fault a pig for having a shorter neck than a girraffe)
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To: Clintons Are White Trash; RnMomof7; Sir Gawain; rintense; Catspaw; Ms. AntiFeminazi; ...
Ping, and please ping those you think might be interested.
7 posted on 09/10/2003 8:49:30 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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To: ConservativeMan55
Neither did I. I was in my second week as a college freshman working on a report when I saw a report about a small plane hitting the WTC at yahoo.com. That was around 9:00. I had class at 9:10 and didn't go look at a TV. The class ended at 10:05, and I wanted to see if anything was new and whether the damage was repaired.

In my entire life, being only 17 at the time, I have never had such a jolting experience as the one I felt when I logged in that day. It will remain with me until my final moment on this Earth.
8 posted on 09/10/2003 8:50:00 PM PDT by republicanwizard
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To: All
SEPTEMBER 11, 2001: "ATTACK ON AMERICA!" (Updated Daily)
http://www.truthusa.com/911.html
9 posted on 09/10/2003 8:50:00 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: PurVirgo
Remembering is important... as I noted on February 1, 2002 when I created the archive thread, "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."
10 posted on 09/10/2003 8:53:09 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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I wasn't here then. Thank you.
11 posted on 09/10/2003 8:53:30 PM PDT by kimmie7 (Stand up, stand up for Jesus ye soldiers of the Cross! Pray for Terri Schiavo!)
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To: Starrgaizr
Just in case you wanted to see it.

=) I would say that it is a good thing that we did this at the same time...

12 posted on 09/10/2003 8:57:26 PM PDT by PurVirgo (Never fault a pig for having a shorter neck than a girraffe)
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I remember I was watching Fox and Friends when they said a plane had hit the WTC. I imagined a small plane, perhaps the pilot having a medical emergency. But they then showed a live picture of the building and it was stunning the damage caused.

I then started flipping through the channels to see if there was any other coverage and happened to be on NBC when the second plane hit. I knew right then it was terrorism.

I immediately logged into FreeRepublic and started following the posts. I also emailed links to the threads to friends who I knew would be stuck in their offices with no information. I called my office and sent my staff home to be with their families.

What a day it was.

13 posted on 09/10/2003 8:58:36 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer
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To: Starrgaizr; A Citizen Reporter; ABG(anybody but Gore); Angelwood; arazitjh; b4its2late; backhoe; ...
Thank you for this great compilation, Starrgaizr.

For anyone who is interested, I have many threads from 9/11/01 and the days following bookmarked on my profile page.

I also have what seems to be hundreds of other threads but most of the pertinent ones are down near the bottom, their titles preceded by "WTC:", an idea I finally conceived to help me locate them later.

14 posted on 09/10/2003 8:59:29 PM PDT by kayak (I support Billybob - www.ArmorforCongress.com)
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Damn. Reading that third paragraph is like reliving that day all over again. Not that I've ever forgotten. Still feels like only a few weeks ago, not two years later.
15 posted on 09/10/2003 8:59:42 PM PDT by Ex-Dem (Anti-Quagmire Alert)
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I was in school, 12th grade. The school kept a silence about everything the whole day until school ended at 3PM when they said that we should go home and be with our families. They disconnected all the TV's and internet. However, some teachers were able to keep us up to date.
16 posted on 09/10/2003 9:00:47 PM PDT by yonif ("If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem, Let My Right Hand Wither" - Psalms 137:5)
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I dropped a bunch of kids off at school near Chicago. As we were pulling up, I cut off their loud music and went to the news. Newsies were speculating that two planes hitting the World Trade Center might mean terrorism (I thought, Duh!) but there were endless, pointless reminders to the listeners not to jump to conclusions. I hate this about the media, so patronizing and controlled when a little drama in their voices might be in order. I continued on the highway towards the Amoco Building and the Sears Tower. Before I got downtown the scale of the horror was clear, and suddenly there were warnings that planes might be heading to the Sears Tower. Cars were crazily turning around downtown to get back out of the city.

When I finally got home, Free Republic was the best source for news, photos, and most of all, genuine human reactions.
17 posted on 09/10/2003 9:01:05 PM PDT by Starrgaizr
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"These terrorists kill not merely to end lives, but to disrupt and end a way of life. With every atrocity, they hope that America grows fearful, retreating from the world and forsaking our friends. They stand against us, because we stand in their way.

We are not deceived by their pretenses to piety. We have seen their kind before. They are the heirs of all the murderous ideologies of the 20th century. By sacrificing human life to serve their radical visions -- by abandoning every value except the will to power -- they follow in the path of fascism, and Nazism, and totalitarianism. And they will follow that path all the way, to where it ends: in history's unmarked grave of discarded lies."
18 posted on 09/10/2003 9:01:17 PM PDT by nhoward14
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Welcome to 9-11-03. Lets pray for the families of the victims, our brave troops and our president.
19 posted on 09/10/2003 9:01:43 PM PDT by ConservativeLawyer
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To: Starrgaizr; All

I vow I will Never Forget
the tragic events of September 11, 2001
And the sacrifices of All those
who help ensure my Freedom.
God Bless the men and women in the military,
law enforcement, fire departments and the medical field.
God Bless the unsung heroes who protect my Freedom.
God Bless America

20 posted on 09/10/2003 9:01:59 PM PDT by 68-69TonkinGulfYachtClub (I vow Never to Forget the tragic events of 9/11/2001)
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