Skip to comments.Remembrance Archive: Free Republic Threads From 9-11-01
Posted on 09/11/2015 12:26:36 AM PDT by Jim Robinson
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
Creeps the hell out of me rereading these old threads. I was still a lurker, going to junior college, and my homepage was Drudge.
I was driving to class that day, was clear and sunny. I heard the second plane hit live on the radio.
Let’s all pray we never have to make any threads like these ever again.
I got married in September 1976.
Me, the wife, and 3 kids to Hawaii for 25th anniversary in 2001.
We all went to Pearl Harbor Memorial on Monday 9/10/2001.
Then came 9/11/2001.
Air travel came to a halt, and we could not come back.
No one had sympathy for us being stranded in paradise.
May God bless the family of Todd Beamer.
May God Save The Republic.
May God bless you, Jim Robinson.
Thank you Jim
“...never have to make any threads like these ever again...
Thanks Jim. I wish I’d know about FR on that horrible day. As it was, we sat, terrified and horrified, in the Hart Senate Office Building getting our information from CNN and Fox. Capitol Police were as in the dark as the rest of us. We received multiple conflicting evacuation “recommendations”, but no clear plan of action was available or suggested. Finally the Senator I worked for ordered us all out (while steadfastly refusing to leave himself!)
Years later, after joining FR, I re-read these threads. I remembered calling my mother to tell her we were being evacuated—because there was another inbound plane—and that I loved her. I couldn’t call my husband until 5pm because all of the cell circuits in DC were flooded. Had I been a FReeper that dark day, I’m sure I would have found some comfort in the community of brave souls that offered both prayers and information.
God bless the passengers of Flight 93 and God Bless Free Republic.
Thank you Jim.
I wasn’t on FR that day because I was frantically trying to get in touch with my mother. Unknown to me, she had jury duty that day.
Thank you Jim for posting this helpful list of remembrance threads.
Prayers extended today in memory of all who lost their lives, their family and
Prayers for our military, for our veterans and for those who made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our great Nation.
God Bless them all.
Posted on 01/07/2002 6:31:18 PM PST by Sir Gawain
nothing at all.
I have only slipped away into
the next room.
I am I, and you are you,
Whatever we were to each other,
that we are still.
Call me by the old familiar name.
Speak of me in the easy way
which you always used.
Put no difference into your tone.
Wear no forced air of solemnity
Laugh as we always laughed
At the little jokes that we
Play, smile, think of me,
pray for me.
Let my name be ever the
household word that it always was.
Let it be spoken without an effort,
Without the ghost of a
shadow upon it.
Life means all that it ever meant.
It is the same as it ever was.
There is abslolute and
What is this death but a
Why should I be out of mind
because I am out of sight?
I am but waiting for you,
for an interval,
Somewhere very near,
Just round the corner.
All is well.
-Henry Scott Holland
"It's my calling."
--CAPT. TIMOTHY STACKPOLE, Division 11, Brooklyn. Severely burned and near death after a 1998 fire, he insisted on returning to full-time duty. Perished in the Twin Tower collapse. New York Post
"Every fire is scary. That's the way it is. You're a damned liar if you say you're not scared."
--LINCOLN QUAPPE, Rescue 2, Brooklyn. Perished. New York Times Magazine
"We'll see things today we shouldn't have to see, but listen up, we'll do it together. We'll be together and we'll all come back together."
--ANONYMOUS FIRE LIEUTENANT. New York Times
"Guys, be very careful, because firemen are going to die today."
--CAPT. DANIEL BRETHEL, Ladder 24, Manhatten. Perished. New York Times
"I saw a piece of metal the size of a football field coming at us..."
--RICHIE MURRAY, Engine 205, Brooklyn. Men's Journal
"We were greeted by a frantic mass of people, covered in gray soot, fleeing the city. Many of them reached out to touch our coats, and a woman said, 'God bless you and may He watch over you.'"
--DANIEL BIVONA, Ladder 84, Staten Island. Staten Island Advance
"I was praying to die fast."
--RICH PICCIOTTO, Commander, Battalion 11, Manhatten. Survived collapse of North Tower. Times Herald-Mirror, Middletown, N.Y.
"Sometimes in this job, good-bye is really good-bye."
--RAY DOWNEY, FDNY Chief. Missing. New York Post
"Anyone who had any hand in this should go straight to hell."
--JIMMY CANHAM, Battalion 31, Brooklyn. Albany Times Union
"Most guys want to be here. If they can find one person--cop, civilian, it doesn't matter--it's worth it."
--ANONYMOUS FIRE MARSHAL, Manhatten Base. U.S. News and World Report
"I said to myself, Oh my God, they're all in there. All the firefighters are in there. This can't be happening."
--ROBERT CHYRIWSKI, Engine 3, Manhatten. Men's Journal
"They killed all my friends, guys who I grew up with. We were all kids together."
--LT. BRIAN GILLEN, Ladder 34, Manhatten. Philadelphia Inquirer
"I know I will probably relive this every day of my life."
--BILL SPADE, Rescue 5, Staten Island. Saten Island Advance
"I said 'Thank you' to the volunteers. 'Thank you' to the skilled ironworkers and wreckers. 'Thank you' for all the firm handshakes and the much-needed hugs."
--DANIEL BIVONA, Ladder 84, Staten Island. Staten Island Advance
"In the first one hundred years we filled a wall with the names of fallen firefighters. On the eleventh of September we created a new wall."
--KERRY KELLY, Chief Medical Officer, FDNY. Opening Statement to U.S. Senate
This is a must read (article used to exist on FR but my bookmark says it was pulled):
The epic life story of Rick Rescorla: immigrant, war hero, husband, and head of security at Morgan Stanley/Dean Witter, occupant of 22 floors in the South Tower.
The Real Heroes Are Dead
A love story.
See post #16 in that thread from SamAdams76. It pre-dated the 9/11 attacks by four months to the day.
Sorry to ping you into this thread, SamAdams76, but it's only proper etiquette considering the context of this thread.
I remember that thread and how I started paying attention to 2sheep’s posts a lot more after that.
I seem to recall she was a FReeper as well. Am I correct?
Yes, her screen name was “BKO”.
Lots of smart Freepers ID’d bin laden & islamic jihad early in those threads.
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