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Share your thoughts on the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

Two 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?

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The one thing I remember most about 9/11 was how nice everyone was for the week after the attacks. I realize that the whole country, was in shock, and people finally figured out how short their lifeís could be. I just wish that the niceness that filled people lasted for more then that one week. Everyone sayís they will never forget the destruction, and the loss of lives. Why donít we all remember to be a little nicer to everyone. I think if we make the world a better place to live, then their deaths would not in vein.

Robin, Orange MA


I will never forget where I was when the news came for more reasons than the obvious one - I was also out of the country that day on my honeymoon . The news was delayed & a little misinformed but the horror was the same as if we had been sitting there watching as it happened. One of the things that penetrated my shock in the following days was the outpouring of sympathetic emotion & outrage from all the non-U.S. persons on that island, visitors & natives alike. It amazed me to see that this horrific tragedy affected them just as deeply as it affected me. I hope that for all of those who lost someone that time will heal their hurt. But at the same time I hope that time does not dull the horror of this tragedy in everyone's mind. The moment that that happens is the moment when we make ourselves vulnerable again. GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Allison, Peabody


I feel that far too many people have forgotten exactly how tragic the events of 9/11 were. I did not lose any close family or freinds but I cannot shake the thoughts of how awful evrything was. I felt as if I had lost someone close and I was deeply disturbed about the images shown on television. Once again, I have veiwed some pictures of the tragedy and I feel completely speachless. It is comfoting to see that other people still feel intense emotions about what happened two years ago. On one hand I cannot shake the thoughts, but on the other hand I cannot put them into words.

Joe J, Quincy


I love america, i think its such a great nation, i was at work when i heard about the attacks on 9/11, i was shocked and saddened, the terrorrists who planned out and carried out the attacks were the dumbest bunch of idiots if they thought what they did would ruin the american spirit, my heart goes out to the victims and their families, and i hope something like that never happens again.

lee, gloucester, England


fieldwrap@boston.com 09/11/2003 10:08 AM The first time we were attacked on our own soil was 1993 World Trade bombing, Thanks Bill Clinton for nothing. If Clinton had done what Bush had to do 9/11 probably would have never happened.

gmackinson, Denton Texas


Wow...it's great to see how people have remembered and honored those who were lost on that awful day in history. Unfortunately, it will be years before peace lays upon the nation...if at all. Please continue to do your part as an American...support our troops, support your local service men and women who protect you and the communities in which we live :) God Bless America!

MH, Boston


Our thoughts & prayers are with all victims family, relatives & friends at this time. May beautiful memories comfort you all...Peace to all!

LILLY, NORTH QUINCY


Let's remember all of those who's lives were lost on 9/11/01. Not only in NYC but also in DC and PA. Many lives were stolen and other gave their life saving others. I will always pray for the families and the souls of everyone lost. Gob Bless America.

Adam , Framingham


We will never forget !! My thoughts and prayers continue to go out to all those who lost loved ones two years ago. You are never far from my thoughts, and for all those wonderful men and women overseas protecting our safety, you are doing a wonderful job, I can't thank you enough and know that I pray for your safety daily and wish you all well and safe.

Rebecca, Taunton, MA


Happy 2nd birthday to Chase Nixon, son of Red Sox outfielder Trot Nixon. From dispair, there is hope.

Dave, Winchester, MA


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