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?
Make a parking lot out of Osama's country and any other country that harbors him. Stop giving aid to Iraq and finish the job we should have over there. Stop giving aid to any country that doesn't support our need to stop terrorism. They will be the same countries who will beg us to help them if it happened on their soil. We need to stop being politically correct and take care of our business.
I'm originally a new yorker and am very saddened today. I wore my red white and blue and honored the moment of silence but it seems like so little to honor those brave men and women who tried to save the victims, the innocent people just going to work. I pray something like this never happens again.
Carol, Merrimack, NH
I'm very sad today. and Proud to be an American.
Pam, Wilmington, MA
I guess I wasn't sure how this anniversary would affect me but as I was driving down route 495 today during the moment of silence at 8:46, I was touched by the number of cars and trucks that pulled over to the side of the road. All of a sudden a wave of emotions came over me and I began to cry. I will never forget the families of the victims, and say a prayer for them everyday at 9:11.
Neil, New Hampshire
I have been trying to figure out what I should do to mark 9/11/01. I think I figured it out. So may people's families were tragically altered one year ago. The simple and seemingly mundane activity of having dinner with their family has changed. After thinking about how all of these lives have changed I figured out a good way to observe 9/11. I am going to leave work early and spend the evening with my family.
I feel as sad as I did last year, still horrified about what happened. My wife was on a flight out of Logan around the same time and from the same concourse and I never felt so afraid in my life as when I heard that the 2 planes were out of Boston. Makes you realize how lucky you are and feel for the people who lost loved ones. I hope we never forget the hurt, the fear, the anger and then the unity that followed.
Today should be treated as a time to remember the victims AND the patriotism that followed the events of September 11. I was horrified this morning when I was on the Red Line in Quincy Adams. The MBTA held a moment of silence in honor of the victims. Two women who had been sitting on the train for the announcement didn't feel the need to honor the moment of silence and prattled on. They should be embarrassed!! For it is that sort of self absorbed behavior that helps those who want to hurt us be successful at it. I hope they read this!
It seems like ages ago, though it's only been one year. I mourn the loss of over 3000 individuals, and my heart goes out to all those they left behind. I also mourn the loss of a generation's innocence. Having been born in the mid sixties, I didn't have to pay attention to Vietnam and blithely ignored any other atrocities. Nothing was going to harm me in the world according to "The Brady Bunch" Was it my stupidity, or just blind American optimism? I don't know, but I mourn the end of that era. A game @ Fenway is no longer just a simple pleasure; it's a potential terrorist target. America is not the safe haven I thought it to be. Bad things happen. Terrorists attack - sometimes in our own backyard. While its tempting to climb into bed and pull the covers over my head, I will persevere. It's the very least I can do for those who were not fortunate enough to live through 11SEP. God Bless US all>
Steven , Worcester MA
I think it is amazing that one whole year has passed since this terrible tragedy. I feel much more vulnerable now after the terrorist attacks. I think we are making steps in the right direction by increasing security but still have some ways to go.
I hope the softness of resolve in terms of an indifference to an attack in Iraq isn't an indiference to returning to letting our guard down which contributed to a lapse in National Security which lead to the 9/11 attacks.