How do you feel one year after the terrorist attacks?
Today marks one year since the September 11th tragedy. How do you feel about the attacks one year later? How do you feel about the way they changed America? Are you still trying to cope, or have you come to terms with what happened?
Hundreds of New York City firefighters, and dozens of New York City police officers, charged up those stairs without a second thought, without a moment's hesitation, to save whoever they could. With human beings like those firefighters and police officers in this world, I truly believe we can all have hope for the human race.
John Small, Concord, Massachusetts
Tell everyone you care about, as often as you can, how much you care about them. Love simply can't wait.
Cheryle Wray, Boston
As much as it is difficult to deal with the fear and anxiety the Sept 11th attacks brought, I still have hope for a better future! Freedom will always be confronted and we as leaders of liberty in the world should always be ready for resistance whichever way it may come. God Bless America, Tina Serafim-Campoli
Tina Serafim-Campoli, Worcester
Cindy from Melrose - I don't think one has to dress appropriately to show respect. Where did you pull that from??? He was there because he obviously wanted to be respectful. I don't think the way he dressed had anything to do with his emotions! No need to judge him for the way he looks!
I feel dissapointed that the unity and patriotism that sprouted after these horrific attacks has faded back into our collective subconscious and that the usual right vs. left, republican vs. democract, liberal vs. conservative sniping has returned. We should remember that we are all Americans, and live in a country where the happiness, life and liberty of each citizen is protected and valued above all else. The terrorists deserve none of our compassion or sympathy; they should all be extinguished if possible, be they saudi, afghans, iraqi, or whatever. We as Americans need to back our President and our country in unity. God Bless the USA!
One year later, I still feel like the only thing we're safe from is little old ladies trying to get on a plane with a pair of nail clippers. Oh, and little children who might have bombs in their shoes. One year later, we're still screened at airports by undereducated, undertrained, poorly managed people. We surrender our civil rights, let the high school dropout pat us down, and wonder why we don't feel better.
Michele/Canton, The one and only thing I'm angry about is that a large sum of money is not good enough for these widows. They want more, they want to sue and get millions ---- FOR WHAT??? If half of those families filed litigation against the airlines, we wouldn't have them to sue any longer. Additionally, some of the widows want an investigation! That's a crock and a half. What is that going to prove??? If those towelheads wanted to do it again, we wouldn't have a fighting chance. I really do feel bad for those people, but maybe integrating themselves back into some sort of routine, can assist them not only in the healing process but the ability to move on. Filing litigation against the government or the airlines isn't gonig to prove anything but that those people who do are money hungry!
Reading through these responses, I expected to find insightful messages of sadness but also those of love and support. Instead, I found mostly anger and hate and revenge-lust. I feel as though the whole world changed but so many Americans have not.
FEEL THE PAIN THAT THE FAMILY AND FRIEND OF THE PEOPLE WHO PASSED 9/11/01. THEY WILL ALWAYS BE IN MY HEART. MAY GOD GIVE THEM PEACE
RICHARD PEARSON, DORCHESTER