Skip to comments.Remember September 11, 2001 as documented LIVE on Free Republic
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!
It was a very, very bad day.
Every time I re-read that thread, I do think about Huck, whom I do not know at all. But having lived in NYC earlier in life, I knew what a challenge it would be to get out of there...let alone getting out alive in this case.
Huck, glad you made it.
It's hard to swallow, isn't it? But 5 years of ABC-CBS-NBC-CNN-MSNBC-NYT...pounding and pounding and pounding the "manufactured" news. That's how.
Anyway, great post. Thanks.
Just flew in the night before from attending my dad's funeral. My dad had always had a bit of a sixth sense, and I knew that night that I just needed to get off of that plane. I had never ever, ever had a problem flying before, but I just had to get off that plane. The stewardess kept bringing double shots of whiskey and that calmed me down. I never got out of control, just calmer by the shot.
That next morning, just 4 hours after getting off the plane, I watched Fox News, and I saw the first tower burning and the second plane fly into the second tower.
I was collecting some information at the county courthouse in my area of west virginia when I was standing in the office of the sheriff.
He had the tv on with FOX News and one of the towers was on fire. A reporter speculated that a plane had lost it's way and crashed into it.
The sheriff said.."something bad is up here today." I knew he wasn't far wrong.
I was stuck in an office all day long with no TV, and just occasional checks on drudge and FR to update us all. Every little while someone would call into the office with an update from whatever channels they were watching with more and more, sometimes totally wrong news reports.
At one point, we thought there were ten planes down and at least 20,000 people feared dead at ground zero.
Finally, I got home. When i walked in, everyone was transfixed watching TV. For a few hours we didn't eat, didnt move, just sat and stared at the television.
Eventually, I got up and went to my bedroom. I fixed a big drink of scotch and sat down in front of my own idiot box. I woke up at 4 am in my recliner with my 45 auto sitting by my chair.
I got up, turned on my computer, and an ex girlfriend had sent me an e-mail with the message line of ARE WE AT WAR?
I told her we were...and I wasn't lying.
I remember waking up and turning on Fox news just as they were reporting the first tower coming down. My 4 year old son had crawled into bed during the night and I woke him with a loud "Oh my God." My wife who was downstairs came running back to the bedroom after just turning on the news in the family room yelling at me to turn on the news. Desparately needing a shave, I threw on my uniform, kissed the wife goodbye, hopped into the patrol car. The radio was very busy, even out here in Pierce County, WA. Everyone wanted threat assesments for possible local targets especially in a military community they were plentiful. As it turned out I helped monitor a major local bridge on my day off. The skies on the approach to Sea-Tac airport and McChord AFB were eeriely quiet. We never got word on the grounding of air traffic but it was very noticible and uncomforatable. Many of the guys I worked with, and yours truly, over the next few days wanted to be in NYC...that much was clear.
Place mark for later.
A gift from Dad...and God.
Oh no. Even 5 years later, it still hurts, I'm sure.
Glad you are still with us. Count your blessings.
It's amazing, and sad, how so many people have since lost that sense of fellowship. I think that makes me as mad as anything else regarding the libs "amnesia" about 9/11.
I can just picture myself doing the exact same thing in that situation...maybe even after the truck left!
Thank you for posting that one!!!
Wonderful graphic Prime Choice!
devolve has made a beautiful morph of the same graphic.
Thanks for the ping Seadog.
hey, PC! when's the baby due? I forget....
Valentine's Day, 2007.
(What incredible irony, hm?)
BTTT for Sunday
6AM PDT, got in the car, flipped on Hot Talk 560 KSFO for the Lee and Melanie (Morgan) show. Heard Peter Jennings, immediately knew something was wrong. Within one minute realized it was a plane strike on the WTC. Unlike the lib newsies, after considering a repeat of the WW2 bomber collision with the Empire State Building, I said no way, this is an attack. By the time Jennings reported the second plane striking (at this point I was about 1/2 way to work) I was already thinking war. By the time the Pentagon was hit I said to myself too bad I'm an old fart otherwise I'd get to enlist.
Thank you for this thread and the links to our first threads, I was hunting for them, when I found your thread.
Very interesting... follow the links
Never Forget ping...
It is the 11th anniversary of September 11, 2001, 6 hours from the moments that changed the world. It will once again be a sunny day and will be the second Tuesday of September. Eleven years ago, it was primary day in New York and many people were saved because they decided to vote that morning. That Primary Day was taken from us. Today should be Primary Day, but will not be. Even as we try to ignore the ideology of the people who attacked us, and revise history for the children, we Bin Laden a posthumous victory by once again deferring our elections.
The governor and legislature have it backwards. We should honor those who perished by voting and reminding the world that we are still New Yorkers. We should honor the sacrifices and tragedies by facing the war head on and not forgetting or looking away. We owe that to the noble dead and to our children, who will also fight this conflict.
..NEVER ever FORGET.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UcJo7dxOOU
..RICK RESCORLA.. http://rickrescorla.com
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