U.S. News & World Report: One Year After 9/11
By Roger Simon
One year, a single circuit of the sun, is time enough for many things. It is time enough to bring life into the world and more than time enough to take it. It is time enough to fight great battles and to resolve to win great wars. It is time enough to rebuild, rededicate, and remember. But some things need the healing balm of time, and for the wounds of September 11, one year is not time enough. After listening to Americans from all walks of life and from all over this nation, one thing is clear a year later: We are a nation still unsettled, still coming to grips, still trying to deal with the pain. Few doubt a day of resolution will someday come. Few believe it is at hand.