believe that I have changed in the manner that I see everything
differently now ; nothing seems trivial. Every sunset, every
smile, every raindrop now has so much more meaning than before
September 11th 2001."
September 11th I make sure I never go to bed mad at anyone because
I never know what tomorrow may bring. I have learned to appreciate
everything for what it is and not what it should be."
"Since the attacks of Sept. 11 I have a greater
awareness and appreciation for things that I had previously
taken for granted. I have a more positive image of our society
than previous. The outpour of volunteers, the genuine support,
and emotions shared by people all around the world, renews my
faith in people and in a "higher power" be it God,
Allah, or Budda."
-a person believing in the common good of all
"At first I felt shock and horror the day
all these horrific events took place. Then I felt anger at those
who were suspected as having had involvement, then grief for
those who lost loved ones, pride in how so many came together
at a very tragic time. I can say after ONE year that today,
I go forward with my life,believing that despite all the tragedy
and devastation, deep-down people are generally good at heart.
I leave you this one challenge...If a good thing is done for/to
you by a person or persons, don't pay them back for it...pay
it forward and do something good for 3 other persons, and encourage
them to ""pay it forward"". If you don't
get the ""message"" watch the movie ""pay
it forward"" with Kevin Spacey. Let's pay it forward
America and show the world what the United means in our name
United States of America!"
- Housatonic Student
"it makes you look at life different"
"It could have easily been every one of us
we must never forget what has happened to us as a country. "
- Tamara Jackson
"I feel a huge empty space in my heart where
the soaring vista of the twin towers is missing; especially
when we make the turn in an airplane on the way to La guardia.
Thank you to all the unbelievable heros of our great country."
"I never thought that one tragic event would
change my life forever. When this occured I was pregnant
with my now 9 1/2 month old son. My boyfriend was at work
and I was the closest to New York, my mother called, friends
called to make certain that I was safe. I thank those
who fought to save us and never made it home to their families.
May God Keep Us All In Unity! My prayers are with those
families. It will always be a special day in my heart!"
- Sabrina Peck
"The tragic affairs that took place on 9/11
have and shall always affect me. I felt that the one thing
that really offered comfort was the way people all around opened
up, pitched in, and helped out in this tragedy. I'd like
to think we as a society are this way consistently and not just
when bad things happen in our nation. I watched as people
everywhere flew the ""stars and stripes""
on cars, their homes, and a year later, you see less of that.
We were all comforting each other the week of the tragedy, and
even months after the tragedy, but now everyone is back to doing
things like nothing happened. Sure, we all need to move on from
this, but we should still demostrate the love, support, and
spirit shown when 9/11 happened, all these feelings were seen,
felt and heard, but a year later, it has gradually vanished.
Don't forget what this tragedy did to us all, both the good
and the bad. just cause this is now a year later, doesn't mean
we can't still pull together as a nation of caring, supportive,
helpful people just because right now nothing tragic has occured
for a year."
- Rev. Al P. Mead, UCC
September 11 2001 was a tradgedy beyond
comprehension.It was hard to believe that such a thing would
happen,that innocent people would be killed and made to suffer
in such a horrific manner,and that their families and the survivors
would suffer lifelong trauma.There are indeed some evil people
in the World. I know they must be contained or they must be
difused.And yet more than ever I want to see Peace in the World
and no more of this killing.There must be a better way to work
out our differences and rid the World of evil people.I was
not personally involved in this tragedy but if I was I know
that my wish for World peace would be even stronger."