Below, you'll find a composite of The Motley Fool's commentary from the week of Sept. 11, 2001. We can only hope it serves as an adequate record and memory of the emotions our writers and community felt during the events, and that it can offer some timeless perspective on the market and investing during a turbulent time.
We opened our Current Events discussion board on Sept. 11 so people could talk about the events as they unfolded. Since then, the board has seen nearly 35,000 posts. Please join us there (free 30-day trial available) for any thoughts or reflections you have during the anniversary of the attacks on our country.
The Day After
By David Gardner
Motley Fool co-founder David Gardner offers his thoughts on the week's horrifying events.
Your Investments: Now What?
By Jeff Fischer
In the wake of our country's most fatal domestic attack, with our sense of security rattled, what should you do about your investments? Well, this fact, for one, hasn't changed: Your investments should reflect your long-term beliefs and your tolerance for uncertainty.
We Will Endure
By Tom Gardner
Motley Fool co-founder Tom Gardner on the resilience of the human spirit and our nation during this time of crisis.
Fool Community Reacts to Terrorism
By Rex Moore
Rex Moore collected a number of viewpoints from our community. Cries to resist blanket judgment of all Islamic adherents, to bring the offenders swiftly to justice, and to remember those who perished in heroism, resonated especially loudly. (Post your thoughts here.)
Don't Let Them Win
By Bill Mann
Bill Mann is angry and hears the clarion call for revenge, but he asks Americans not to allow either the thirst for vengeance or the fear for safety to strip away what makes this nation great.
Our Resilient Economy
By Brian Lund
While previous disasters have sometimes met with immediate sell-offs, the market and the economy have emerged stronger from each. They can do so this time, as well.
Remember What's Important
By Jeff Fischer
Given the senselessness of this week, this simple message -- that we should always appreciate life in peaceful and simple ways -- seems sadder, but more appropriate, than ever.