Here in rural ( in the boonies) Minnesota not much has changed since 9/11/2001. The local fire hall got some new fire trucks and equipment with Homeland Security dollars.
Of course I haven’t flown anywhere so I have not been subject to the pats downs or feel ups or whatever you perceive them as. I have not seen any bomb sniffing dogs. I have not seen any armed guards or Military men anywhere. I did see a security cop walking the perimeter of the hospital/clinic one day..I said Hi and Chance wagged his tail.
I don’t have any radical neighbors..of course I am related to many of my neighbors and most of the rest of them I have known my entire life.
Was I scared during the 911 attacks..of course I was..scared of the unknown. ( I was pretty sure in the boonies Minnesota was not a huge target.) Not much has changed for me in the past ten years. I am lucky.
I heard one day on the news that one in five Americans knew someone who was killed or injured in the 911 attacks. I knew no one.
I feel sorry for the children. The children that lost their Mothers or Fathers that day. I feel sadness for the soldiers that have died fighting terror and terrorists. I wonder if we can ever feel as free or as safe as we did on 9/10/2001:(