Is The U.S. Safer Since September 11?
Patch Question of the Week: Do you feel our our nation, and your community, is more safe or less safe since that fateful day eleven years ago?
In Atlanta and across the nation, people stopped Tuesday to remember the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001.
Fulton County held a dedication ceremony at the “Circle of Honor” Public Safety Memorial, which honors public safety officials who died serving the community. In DeKalb County, a similar ceremony was held at the September 11 memorial outside the county's police and fire headquarters.
The day passed peacefully here at home, but Americans faced attack in Egypt and Libya. On Tuesday evening local time, the American ambassador to Libya, along with three embassy staffers, were killed when a mob of protesters stormed the compound and set it ablaze.
Just hours earlier, a mob climbed over the wall of the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, tore down an American flag, and replaced it briefly with a black flag symbolic of Islamic extremists.
So Patch wants to know what you think. Do you think that the United States is safer today than it was before September 11, 2001? Where do things stand in the war on terrorism? Or does the nation remain at the same - or even greater - risk of being attacked today?
Tell us what you think in the comments area below.