09/11/2011 03:25 pm ET Updated Nov 12, 2011

Fear, Loss And Inspiration: How Readers Have Been Touched By Terror

The most horrific legacy of 9/11, of course, are the tens of thousands of people who must cope with the loss of loved ones. But the consequences of the attack extend far wider. The Huffington Post has invited readers to write about how the events on September 11, 2001 and what followed has changed their lives. And the responses are a broad array of human experiences. Some people had other sorts of direct losses, as their health or finances have been compromised. Others felt an emotional toll, from fear or mistrust. And there are some who bounced back from the tragedy inspired to faith or action.

We received responses from people around the country. Each reader's story is represented by a pin on the map below. Click on a pin to read the story. And if you want to add how the 9/11 attacks affected you, click on the blue PARTICIPATE button below.