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?
The pain today is a deep as it was a year ago but thereís now comfort in our united spirit, our shared resolve and our renewed commitment to the fundamental liberties and freedom that makes our country so great. The events of September 11, 2001, have changed the course of our history but as Americans, we will persevere and continue to show the world that we will not be deterred by the madness of cowards. Our unity and strength endures and now, more than ever, Iím proud and appreciative to be a part of humanities greatest achievement, the United States of America.
Don , Franklin
I think it is sad if anyone actually needs this one day to remember anything. The only thing sadder is nothing has changed for the better since the attack.
I don't know that life has truly changed the way everyone says it has. I still wake up every day, go to work, follow sports, enjoy my family and friends and fly when appropriate. I do know, however, that this country has gained more of a respect for our way of life and how special it truly is. Some nations resent it, others embrace it. But my anger comes mostly from the fact that someone made me question it. As I walked home from work 1 year ago today (normally I take the train) and stared at the sky I couldn't help but look over my shoulder, stare at the sky and feel that discomfort that goes beyond walking by a dark alley, beyone our control. It made me angry to be thrown out of whack, but proud that this area and nation came together to do the right thing by those that had lost their lives and realize just how great it is to be an American.
I feel a little empty today,but life goes on and the best way to celebrate and remember those that were lost is to live each day to the fullest.
It's a somber day today. It was nice to see everyone being a little more friendly on the highways this morning. Be kind to your neighbors today and every day.
Mike , Bridgewater
There's a need, long overdue, for a deeper analysis and feedback from the Arab world as to what they feel may have contributed to the depth and breadth of the hate that brought down so many innocent lives in NY, DC and PA. Have we done enough self-analysis, as a nation, and expressed aloud, in debates across campuses, townhalls, government offices, and at the very top - our President and his advisors, what our mistakes could have been that created this tragedy? I don't believe we did. We cannot do it alone, hunting down terror, we need the moral support of Canada, South America and all of Europe to help us find out the hard truths behind all this hate, and to help America in creating a new world for the Middle East. Have we defined where the shasm really lies? Will we understand it? Will we act on it?
Dagmar , Andover MA
Angry and upset at the thought that this great country could be infiltrated by these terrorists. Also, sadness and hurt for the victims and their families. My prayers are for them. God Bless America
My heart goes out to all the innocent victims who suffered either the loss of life or the loss of a loved one. It is now more than ever I belive in the words of the "Our Father/The Lord's Prayer": "...forgive our trespasses and we forgive those who trespass against us...". It is only through peace that problems can be solved. All violence only makes innocent blood run like water which will germinate new seeds of hatred that will result in more innocent loss of life.
This is a most solemn day. We must never forget what Islamic Fundamentalists have wrought on modern society. Each of us must make the most of our lives, lived daily through our relationships and vocations.
The future looks difficult. The world seems hardly willing to confront and extinguish the Islamist movement. It will have to be done, hopefully sooner.
Most Europeans conveniently forget how much American blood was spilled in defending Europe from Naziism. We may be left with no other choice, but to go it alone. God Bless America.
Steve, Chestnut Hill, Ma
I AM VERY SAD. I DID NOT KNOW ONE SINGLE PERSON WHO DIED ONE YEAR AGO TODAY, BUT I FEEL THE PAIN OF ALL THE FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DID. IT IS VERY HARD TOPUT IT INTO WORDS. THE LOSS, THE HORRIBLE ACT,THE INJUSTICE OF THE TERRORIST ATTACK AGAINST THE UNITED SATES OF AMERICA ON OUR OWN SOIL. WE WILL NEVER FORGET, OUR RESOLVE WILL ENDOUR AND WE WILL HEAL OVER TIME FROM THIS TRAGIC EVENTFUL DAY. MY GOD BLESS US ALL!!!