Share your thoughts on the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacksTwo years after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, America has unmistakably changed. Yet, as time heals the emotional and physical wounds of that day, many aspects of life have returned to the way they were. What are your thoughts on this, the second anniversary of the disaster? Has the nation taken to heart the lessons of that searing event? Are we safer today than we were? Or are we at greater peril? How do you rate the job the Bush administration has done combatting terrorism? And what is your opinion on the rebuilding of Ground Zero? What should rise there, and what should the victims' memorial look like?
It has been two years later and I'm still speechless..... My thoughts and prayers are for the victims and families. I pray for a safer world...
Mel, Danvers, MA
I just pray that they don't build on that sacred ground which is the grave of so many loved ones. I could not bear it if it were my own child or spouse, whose remains are still there.
I think that life as we once knew it changed forever on 9/11. Things may start to return to normal, but there has been a paradigm shift on what normal means. We are all more cautious and skeptical, while we cherish every day of life a lot more. I think the Bush administration has done the right thing to address the problem square on. I do feel that another attack will occur, but we will all be prepared this time.
Maureen , Boston, MA
2 years have passed and although you can still see the flags on people's cars, it does feel as though Sept. 11, 2001 is a distant memory. I'm fortunate enough to say that none of my immediate family has passed; I can't speak intelligently on the pain of other's loss. However, my deepest sympathies go out to all those who were affected by the tragedy that occurred 2 years ago.
Today should not be about rating the Bush Administration on the job of combating terrorism, but a day of remembrance!
I will NEVER forget the breakfast I didn't eat as I watched the news unfold that morning in New York. The silence in the ski that followed over Boston haunted me for days. The look on our three young daughter's faces as they watch the news that afternoon. The questions I couldn't answer that they asked. I will NEVER forget!
Bill , Boston, Massachusetts
I am still very sad when I think about the morning of Sept 11th Although I did not know anyone personally my prayers are with all the families that have suffered a loss I hope this country will never have to greive like this again
Elaine, West Roxbury
9/11 Should be a national holiday with a moment of silence at 8:46am est, for people across America to remember, and for generations to come to know what happen on this day 2001. So our fallen Americans are never forgotten. People need to remember this day for years to come. My thoughts are with all who has lost a love one, a friend on the terrible day. Todd R.
Todd, Leominster, MA
Rest in peace to all those who lost there lives two years ago today.You will be sadly missed forever.
Scott, E Taunton
Its a tragedy that will never be, nor should be forgotten. I think it's made us a stonger nation, but I believe we are still very vulnerable and that terrorizism is a real threat and something we may have to live with for a long time. In so far as rebuilding ground zero - maybe the families of those lost should decide but it should remain, in my opinion as hallowed ground.