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?
Sad, very sad. I plan on hugging my son and my husband for HOURS tonight. I wish I could be with them all day, instead of spending the day reflecting, sadly, sitting at my computer at work. I love you Michael and Clark - GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Kelly , Stoughton, MA
So many things are going through my mind today, one year after the attacks last year. I am so saddened for anyone who has lost someone close to them. I am so enraged when I have flown out of Logan airport the four times in the past year, due to the ongoing, blatant lack of inproved security. I hope we will allow each other to grieve in whichever way we chose, whether we feel it's time to "move on" or never forget and always remember. I will never forget the feeling of panic as I was trying to locate my brother in Washington D.C. and others around me trying to track down loved ones on the mosirng of Sept. 11, 2001. I pray we will never forget, and become careless enough to take our lives for granted.
Susan, West Newton
I keep thinking it was so horrific but I hope we never have to experience anything worse in our lifetime that makes us look back and say, "the twin towers, that was nothing compared to this!" I am terrified of going to war with Iraq and what that could bring.
As terrible as the terror attacks were, one year has passed and it's time to move on. I become disgusted when I see widows whining about how their children will be taken care of for the next 20 or 30 years. It's time to get back to work!!!! People die everyday. Women become widows everyday. Should a woman who becomes a widow today be entitled to the same benefits and handouts as those of September 11th. Why are these people affected by September 11 any different? They are NOT! They need to accept what the government is giving them and SHUT UP! they are LUCKY they're getting anything at all.
A year later, my feelings are still jumbled, complicated. On one hand is the overwhelming shock that such an attack could happen to US. This type of violence isn't something that could ever happen HERE. A year later, I'm still shocked that it did happen here. On the other hand, I feel disquiet at the question that wasn't asked- why do they hate us? We are a great nation; but, have we grown so arrogant as to assume that all love our country as we do? I look back to the outpouring of compassion, pride, and human decency that followed the attacks, and I wonder- why is it not still prevalent? It is imperative that we not forget what was lost on that day one year ago; but, it is as important that we try to honor the heroism demonstrated on 9/11 in our everyday lives. I knew that today would be a difficult one, even though I wasn't sure how I would be feeling. Turns out I'm feelng much the same as I did last year, with tears, confusion, pride, and fear. Let us all find some solace today in our loved ones, even if we can't find understanding, even a year later.
Raelyn, Norton, MA
It's amazing that the actual date of the event can illicit such vivid memories and feelings of that fateful day. Chugging through the daily routine puts those thoughts away, but today, they have emerged with a freshness of September 12, 2001. It's hard to shake that empty feeling of harsh reality. It's harder to imagine if I was somehow directly involved in the tragedy. I feel sad for those effected, and thankful for having so many great people in my life. Peace, America.
I look at the calendar and still cannot believe the disrespect for life that was displayed a year ago. America has been raped of it's freedoms. What does the future hold for our children? My job is far less important. I have my health, I have my life. Michael S. Wilmington
Michael S., Wilmington
Time to move on and leave this all behind . . .
when will be avenged??? do we go thru another year with just memorials? i'm sick of it all! here is washington talking about REBUILDING AFGHANISTAN'... whats going on here. nuke them!