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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?

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One might cope with the acts of war by seeing it from a historical standpoint. All peoples (citizens and mititary alike) have endured bloody attacks by rogues such as the Huns and the Goths; and Europeans even used terror tactics on native Americans. What makes us different? We are no different. It is us vs. them, folks. We have to defend ourselves, and not just by cosmetic policy changes - those do not save nations. Either stop buying Saudi oil, or simply erase the enemy. Let's Roll!

D, Boston

I'm coming to grips with a new sense of reality, and that there is true evil in this world. On the other hand I feel that the attacks have opened our eyes not only to learn more about others but to also let others get a chance to understand us and what we are about..peace and love. Although I have not been to ground zero yet..I believe it will be an overwhelming experience. I guess at some deep level, the twin towers, to me still stand tall.

Tonnie, Quincy

Bravery: Not showing fear when you are indeed afraid It is ok to have fear in your body just dont let it be shown and we will grow that much stronger as One Nation and put an end to the ultimate goal of the terrorists "Causing eternal fear" What is not seen is also not heard

Ray, Litchfield, NH

I feel concerned! I feel that all the world hears is GOVERMENT! NOT PEOPLE! Sure I believe in America but we as the people need to find ways to show we are people of peace and freedom instead of a bully. We need to focus on what means something to us not yesterday but for tomorrow! THAT IS OUR CHILDREN! Focus on them give us a bright tomorrow! I do not think we will ever come to grips with the hatred people feel for us but I think we can come to grips with trying to understand why and how to mend a broken few!

Steve, MA

America has changed. Those who discount or deny that notion are mistaken. On 9/11/2001 our reality was tragically uncovered. This past year marks only the beginning of a very sad, but unavoidable reality. That we as Americans are, and will continue to be, loathed by several misled societies throughout the world. Even, this morning as I watched footage of the 9/11/01 attacks yet again, on a national morning news program, tears came to my eyes. I will never forget that horrific day, and will support our governments efforts to prevent such an act from happening again. My biggest worry at this point is the fact that we probably cannot prevent every terrorist attempt against us, and we need to deal with this as best as we know how. God Bless America.

Chaifuddagee, Billerica

Cherish your family & friends. Live everyday to the fullest.

Kathy, Boston

I still have a very uneasy feeling. I work in the Finanacial District and seeing the groups of Police Officers standing in front of different buildings every day is an eerie reminder of what happened in New York. Fear of the unknown is extremely stressful on the body and mind. The U.S.A. will always be the greatest country in the world and we will survive.

Susan , Boston, MA.


Alli, Lynn

I feel remorse for the unnecessary deaths and I feel threatened by my government.

Uncle Sam, Boston

At this time one year ago I was among the naive Americans that felt some invisible shield that no one would dare attack us on American soil. Well we know now what happened and I feel we need to urge the UN and allies around the world to bring terrorists to their knees. This will most likely involve significant funding and maybe loss of more lives but it cannot equal the loss WE suffered one year ago. I have found watching the stories of the family members of the people who lossed their lives helps me really feel the magnitude of the tragedy. Really feeling the sadness and anguish of the wives, husbands and most of all the children I think helps me to do my small part to live my life with purpose and do what I can to make the life of those around me a little better. I will never forget those who were lost even though I never knew any of them. Thank you and you are truly HEROES!


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