How did Sept. 11 change your life?
“It has made me a little more reserved about foreigners. I’m leery but not paranoid of other things happening. I was born in New York City. I’m angry. I can’t believe the government would allow it to happen.”
“Everything costs more because of inflation. There’s more security, but I’m kind of glad because that means there’s better safety for U.S. citizens.”
“Everything is under more security scrutiny, and freight’s dropped off a little bit.”
Baton Rouge, La.
“It affects me every day. I’m a chemical hauler, and every time I run up in the New York area, I go through a lot of inspections and checks. I pretty much have to leave a day early to get the shipment there on time.”
“It made me appreciate my family and friends more.”
“The economy has gone down, and the system isn’t moving good anymore.”
“Freight’s been steady and has even increased lately. I can’t let it affect me. I’m not going to. I have a job to do.”
New Paris, Ind.
“I lost a lot of friends. I was a New Jersey fireman for 22 years before I went through a roof and couldn’t do it anymore. Watching it on television, I recognized some of the faces going into the buildings before they fell.”
Estill Springs, Tenn.
“I’m not making as much money as I used to.”