9/11: Are We Safer 12 Years Later?
Written by Your 5News Team
Last updated on September 11, 2013 @ 4:50PM
Created on September 11, 2013 @ 4:29PM
It's been 12 years since almost 3,000 Americans lost their lives in the terrorist attacks on the Twin Towers, Pentagon, and Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
In the years since, officials have worked to keep the public safer and less worried. But some people around here don't think there's been much of a difference.
"I think we're just about the same. I don't see much difference with anything in the government that would make us any more safe or any less safe for that matter," said Cecil Berdine of Wallace.
Others think there's been a world of difference. One woman said she credits the current administration for more safety in the country.
"Bin Laden's gone, and I think Barack Obama has done a good job of trying to keep things safe here. People elected him to do that job, so let him do that job," said Betsy Byrd of Shinnston.
One thing most agree on is that we're safer when we travel on airplanes. Security measures have increased from just metal detectors to full body scans and more pat downs. And that's something that makes some people feel better about traveling.
"I would say to a degree, yes. A bit of an inconvenience, but they're safer," said Berdine.
While opinions differed on the safety issues, everyone said September 11th is all about remembering those who lost their lives 12 years ago.
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