In some ways, it's hard to believe it's been a year. Then again, it seems like a lifetime since the morning that everything changed in America. To reflect on the year since Sept. 11, 2001, and the challenges to come, the Gazette offers a variety of local stories anchored in the tumultuous state of the nation and world. Issues of our safety, our preparedness, our anger, our sorrow trail through the stories. In addition, readers were asked to recount where they were and how they felt on that fateful day, and they responded generously.