Share your thoughts on the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacksTwo 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?
RIP to all those who died in the WTC Attack.
Blak, Jamaica Plains
Remember our fellow Americans who died that day. Remember their love and sacrifice. Remember those brave souls who gave their lives to help strangers. Remember we are a strong nation whose fierce dedication to freedom will never die. But forget as well...forget the names of the cowards who caused our pain. They do not deserve a place in our hearts and memories. God Bless America...
Barbara, Burlington, MA
It was a terrible tragedy. Attacking civilians is deplorable. But what’s more tragic is the hypocrisy in US Middle East foreign policy. A moment of serious reflection, inner searching, something to ask why this happened would do more to end terrorism. They hate us because we have double standards. They hate us because we support a state that blatantly puts into practice apartheid, racism and illegal occupation. They hate us because we support and install governments and dictators in their countries against their wishes. Our government does not take responsibility for its actions. And we, the American people, have to pay the price in blood and money.
My thoughts are filled with grief for all of those who perished on 9/11 and their families. I am from Brooklyn and lost a cousin ,Adelle Sessa and many friends. To this day ,I find my heart filled with both grief and anger. I think of the firefighters and Police and others who rushed up the stairs and sacrificed their lives to help others. The memorial should be a consensus of all those who lost loved one's.It would take more time but it would be worth it. Never underestimate the collective intellegence of all of the survivors.
Let's never forget what happened 9/11/01. If given a fraction of a chance there terrorist brthern will do it again and again. So before we water down the Patriot Act or give driver licenses to all un-documented aliens - lets remember what happened on 9/11/01. It will happen again if we give these people a fraction of an opportunity and we are living in cooko land if we think otherwise. So Ted and Mike Capuana want you want to protec a fraction of the population of this country, remember the majority who have nothing to fear from the Patriot Act because we have nothing to hide, we are not trying to wipe out a whole population.
Tom, Andover, MA
It has been two years since 9/11 and I feel as though it was yesterday. I still remember the frantic calls I made to NYC trying to locate loved ones. I still remember my best friend calling me to tell me that she had finally heard from her husband, who work one block away from the towers. I still remember the fear in my young sister's eyes as she tried to comprehend what was going on. I still remember my heart sinking everytime I saw the faces of TV of those desperatly trying to find their loved ones. I still remember and I always will. I hope that the families of those who lost their lives on 9/11 can continue to become stronger. I hope that those who have such a rotten disregard for human life will one day suffer that which is unspeakable. God Bless America!
Gwen, former City of Boston Resident
On the 2 year anniversary of 9/11 our thoughts and prayers are still with the innocent victoms of evil, and their family's, and forever will be. God Bless
Suzanne , North Andover
I am still saddened and feel for the families, friends and communities of 9/11. To memorialize ground zero with a decent sized Towers replica within the new structures would be an awesome reminder and tribute. Are we in greater Peril? No one can say or predict that for sure. I'm still trying to comprehend the events of 9/11. Seems like a wait and see and hope not situation. As far as Bush's administration combating terrorism I am not impressed. As it prolongs with no absolute certainty it is and will become more of a re-election issue than it should be. But, that is politics. If the economy doesn't get a jump start soon won't be much to protect anymore but homeless. People driven out of their careers and homes into minimum wage positions, is a terrorism that is festering its ugly head scarier than 9/11 as parents take on more jobs to keep food on a table as it breaks down the American Family unit as it once was.
Its been 2 years and its still feels like it happenend yesterday. Why did this happen to our country? What caused this to make this happen? But now we look 2 years later i dont know if we are safe i wish the news would stop saying theres a threat of terror attacks cause we know its gonna happen again. I think its great rebuilding Ground Zero also but it will take a good amount of years to redo the area. As far as the Bush administration on terriorism not what i expected but i think its gonna be hard to fight terrorism. I can even remember what i was doing when this happenend im on my way to work and i just get in and one of my coworkers say that a plane hit one of the trade centers and it was just like WOW after that but it will always be on our memory
Bobby, Medford Mass
It still hurts and I still weep. I agree with former Mayor Guiliano - the memorial should be the center of the rebuilding and should be large and impressive. The world has definitely changed because of 9/11.
Sally, Medford, MA