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Share your thoughts on the second anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks

Two 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?

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Two years and the tears still flow. Last year I stayed home and watched the memorial service being unemployed. This year I have a job, right now. They ----those who attaced us, did this to me. I was unemployed for over a year. Not even secure still. Today..............working or not........I'm alive and honor those country men & woman and children of mine. I wear our flag and proudly. My car has had one on it still since then. I hope one thing comes to pass.........that in New York and Penn., that those sights DO NOT GET BUILT ON!!! Gettysburg is a scared ground. Penn is too!!! Those were the very first people who "fought back for all of us" and our boys and girls are still fighting!!! In New York, build around those two spots, "never ever" on top!!! They are there!!! They are still there!!. I would love to see the people of the United States RALLY together for a good cause again.........don't wait till we are attacked. God Bless America

Carol, Berlin, MA

Yesterday my children asked me if I know what September 11th is. They asked me if we got the bad guys. I looked at their faces and I could see their desperation. What do you say to a child? Life will never be the same again for as long as we live? I don't think so. I told them that we have very brave soldiers protecting us and not to worry. Today September 11, 2003, I thought about those who protect us, the losses of that horrific day and the country we must support with all our might. I put up the flag and cried. God bless America.

MRG, North Attleboro

Today I am very sad, for all the victims, we know who they are. I think about them every time I see a plane in the air, a fireman, policeman, Doctors, you name it, USA cares very much, and that's every day! I can't help but to look up and say a prayer for all of them. I believe the President when he says, he won't stop until every one responsible for this act pays!! GOD BLESS THE USA!!!!!!!

Debbie, Chelsea

I will never forget what made the biggest impression on me that day in 2001. I work on a race car as hobby and we take it pretty seriously. Most of the guys are pretty rugged, foul mouthed, good-timing guys. Tuesday night is our shop night so that day in 2001 we all met at the shop as usual. The mood was a little different as could be expected but nothing prepaired me for what happened next. When president Bush came on the radio all of them stopped what they were doing to listen to what he had to say. One of the guys even walked over to the radio and turned it up. Maybe I was just closed minded at the time or naieve, but never in a million years would I have expected for these guys to do that. I was very impressed to say the least. I've learned a lot from working with all of them but that night when they all put their tools down, turned to look at the radio, and stood there and listened like they did...I'll never forget it.

BJ, Northborough, MA

Dear Introspection in Boston, this isn't a forum for you to spew your political beliefs. The US policy in the Middle East is not has tragic as the deaths of 3,000 innocent people who were doing nothing more than their jobs when these cowards attacked. How dare you blame the US for this cowardly action. If life here is so horrible, why don't you try to live in the Middle East for awhile and come back and tell us how you like it there. I am still devestated by that day and my heart goes out to all those who lost loved ones 2 years ago. Rest In Peace.

Ben, Boston

Remembering those who perished on 9/11 is easy We do it every day, But missing them is heartache That will never go away.

David, Boston

My heartfelt prayers to the families of the victims and for those that survived. My continued support for all of our troops defending our country and serving to help other countries. Never forget what happened 2 years ago today, learn from it.

soldiers wife, anytown

Cry . . . cry . . . cry . . . look into the eyes of a child and hug them hard . . . Why so much hate? America is strong . . . and we will never forget!

lisa, holliston

As I looked out at Boston Harbor this morning from my office window, I thought about the thousands of sad people left behind, but also of the nearly three thousand happy souls who are at peace and do not have to see what is happening in the world today. God bless all of us!

Emmy, Groton

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