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?
Sick is how I feel. Sick that we allow an unelected president to continue using the deaths of Americans to fuel his war against the world. I am sick because after a solid year, we are still not investigating the 911 attacks. In fact, the Bush administration is HIDDING all the evidence and continues to distract us with FEAR. People, WAKE UP! The only thing we need to FEAR is our government.
Theresa from Reading is a moron.
Jeff , West Roxbury
I am angry! The government hides the VP, install missles in downtown Washington, but they tell us "citizens" - just go about your life... nothing to see here. Should we prepare or not? Stio scaring us. Also, the issue of how wonderful our diverse cultures come together during a tragic time like these. If we were a melting pot instead of seperate diverse cultures and agendas, perhaps we would all share the same american beliefs and rally around the country in which we live. I officially am denouncing my heritage and calling myself an "American"!
Julie, N. Uxbridge
Never forget, always look over our shoulders...walk tall and carry a big stick...god bless all families affected by the tradegy.
Believe it or not, I had a harder time today coping with my emotions then I did a year ago. A large part of it is finding out how people died and how their families were affected. I read about a lot of stories on 9/11 and I find those stories so sad. I hope that each year will get a little easier for everyone but I know we will never forget all those who we lost and that terrible day.
Seeing replays of those planes crashing into the world trade center only brings back the feelings of anger and resentment i have towards these cowards. I can't believe some of my fellow americans who say they understand why other countries hate us. Arrogant? Cocky? Egotistical?...we are free people who are able to make decisions for ourselves and dont have to live in fear and silence. We are able to express our emotions and we are proud of who we are!...if that is egotistical or arrogant...then im proud of it..that is why we are the greatest country in this world, because everyone wants to be us...and when they can't, unfortunately they resort to cowardly acts like last september
I think that it is time that America starts being a bully, and stop this politically correct BS. You hurt us? Guess what, we are going to make a crater out of your country! You don't want to learn English, and EXPECT us to cater to you, to make your life easier? There's the boat, take it back, and I hope that it sinks! You don't want to say "Under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance? THEN GET OUT OF MY COUNTRY!!!
Words can never describe how I feel now or how I felt when this happened. I am not sure if I am or anyone for that matter will ever feel safe and secure. I remember things as if it did happen yesterday. Things will have to get better. One day the tears that I cry will slowly come down instead of flowing uncontrolably. I am hoping that when my children get older they will never have to endure something like this. For the children who have lost their parents I hope they remember how much their parents loved them and how brave they were till the very end. Losing a loved one is never easy but to know the loss was do to a very selfish act from someone who did not care how many or who he hurt is very wrong. I hope we get this person Bin Laden and all associated to him so that America can begin to heal its wounds. God Bless Everyone!!! Kellie, West Palm Beach, FL
Kellie, West Palm Beach, FL (formerly of New Bedford, MA)
It saddens me to know that there are children out there with a great loss. Losing a parent to an illness is hard,but in the horrific manner these children have lost their parents is heart breaking. Some never even met, saddening....... My heart goes out to everyone who has a lost a loved one.
Today, I am proud to be an American and I am sorry it took an event like September 11th to make me see what a great place USA is to live, love, laugh and learn. To help your mind get by the evil that the hijackers and that SOB did, think of all the AMERICANS HELPING ONE ANOTHER on that day and the care that has been extended through the year. I've seen more US flags than ever and I love that commercial where they show a row of houses on Any Street, USA and the voiceover says that some people say will 9/11 didn't change America and the next view is a row of houses all adorned with flags. That commercial makes my heart pound every time I see it. I hope everyone just learns to calm down and see the good that 9/11 has brought the rest of us who had to learn our lessons at the expense of almost 3,000 others. I'll always thank them for making me aware of just how lucky I am to live here.