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?
im proud to be an american
No boston area radio station could handle broadcasting the complete tribute from NewYork. WHY? It is important for the world to remember what has happened here. It is important to hear each name. It is important to feel for every one who has died in this senseless act of brutality.
One year later I still feel that working for peace and justice is one of our most important calls.
I think that the Bush admin. has exploited the terrorist attacks as an excuse to attack Iraq. I think a lot of Americans have re-examined U.S. policy towards the rest of the world, and seen inconsistencies with how we deal with other countries. What is acceptable for an "ally" is not so for other countries. This is sickening. I mourn the death of the Americans who died here, and I DO NOT wish the same upon innocent civilians in Iraq or Afghanistan. I believe we should demand that our country not be such a bully towards the rest of the world. It's no accident that we were bombed, and it's not because we're a "free country" - so is Canada, Sweden, and many others. We must promote peace all over the globe, not more war, and we must recognize that our policies affect real people. We all deserve life and freedom.
I don't feel safer. I don't think about 9/11 every day anymore. I have compartmentalized it. On days like today when I do think about what happened, my feelings are still undescribable. I wish for the safety of my loved ones, my fellow Americans. I hope for something that seems unrealistic -- world peace.
Benjamin Franklin once said, "There was never a good war or a bad peace." I wish we were able to remember that now, but people seem to only hear the rallying cry of a smug, unelected leader who thinks he can heal wounds without caring about or understanding the wounded. I am ashamed of my government for its respose to the horrors of last September 11th. Somehow, we left our humanity at ground zero. The lessons of love we should have learned on that horrible day seem to have been lost in too many messages of war and hatred. The international community is not ignorant or blind. It does not just have problems with America because we are privileged -- but because we refuse to be self-reflexive enough to examine how that privilege has contributed to the evils in the world. Today should be about remembrance and commemoration, not about war. I am sad to see that, for too many, it is more about the latter than the former.
Kendra, Boston, Mass
I just need to vent. "I'm so sick of the coverage." "It's on all the time, you can't get away from it." "Why the constant bombardment?" How can people be so selfish? You don't like it turn off the TV or radio and don't read the newspaper. Live in a shoebox. People have become desensitized to this and it isn't right. I don't like hearing about it all the time either, but it warrants the coverage and the attention. Hello??? Something major happened! It's the people who are sensitive to it that will let what has happened change them for the positive, to little-by-little, change the world.. You think the people complaining about it are helping? If that's the kind of country we are, then I'll move to a deserted island.
It still hard to believe.. I listen to the radio re-boadcasting the tragedy & I listen almost as if something will change... & the feeling of disappointment that nothing no matter what we do will change what had happen..
I was traveling across the country far from my family during that week. My mother tried to contact me left me a message to make sure I was ok. I think about how hard it was on her for the 45 minutes she had to wait before I could return that message, and then the other families that day whose loved ones never returned those calls, and it makes me cry.