Do you remember where you were on 9/11?
Many can vividly recount the details of that awful day, whether they were in New York, New Jersey or elsewhere. In fact, a new poll from Harris Interactive revealed that 95 percent of people clearly remember where they were when they heard about the attacks; 84 percent said they very clearly remember.
The day affected people differently. To this day, many still worry about another attack.
“Even though it has been 10 years, the impact of 9/11 is something that was not constrained to just that one day or even to a few weeks after the attacks,” Regina A. Corso, senior vice president of the Harris Poll, Public Relations and Youth Research, said in a news release. “Not only did more than two in five Americans experience effects such as worry or anxiety after the event, almost half of those people say they are still experiencing effects a decade later.
“But, what is nice to see, is that not all effects are negative,” Corso added. “Almost half of Americans say they, as a result of 9/11, are trying to appreciate life more, and one-third are trying to spend more time with family, loved ones or friends.”
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the attacks, U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., attended a memorial event at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield. Through Friday, 3,000 American flags – one for each person killed 10 years ago – placed by the Marietta Kiwanis Club will remain on display at the national park.
“On the anniversary of the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, all of us as Georgians and Americans pause to pray for the victims and the survivors of that terrible day, whether it was in New York City, the Pentagon or Shanksville, Pennsylvania,” Isakson said in a news release. “It was a day that opened with great hope of blue skies and a warm autumn and soon became the most tragic day in American history.
“I ask Georgians to pray that our country continues to have the inner strength both to move forward and to protect our citizens in the years to come,” Isakson added. “I also ask that we remember and express our gratitude for all of the men and women in our Armed Forces who sacrifice to keep us safe and in some cases, have paid the ultimate price.”