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For 9/11 Families, 'There's No Such Thing As Closure'

MSNBC.COM - The death of Osama bin Laden at the hands of American forces might bring a measure of justice, the families of victims of the Sept. 11 attacks said Sunday, but as one noted: "There's no such thing as closure."

A Connecticut man who lost his son, daughter-in-law and 2 1/2 year-old granddaughter — the youngest victim of the attacks — said bin Laden's death was a validation of U.S. resolve.

"It's taken a while to do it, but we've done it," said Lee Hanson, 78, of Easton, Conn. "It's a really good thing to get out there — if you fool around with the U.S., you will be caught."

Hanson and his wife, Eunice, 75, lost their 32-year-old son, Peter, his wife, Sue, 34, and their toddler daughter, Christine, when the second plane hit the World Trade Center.

However, Hanson warned that bin Laden's death doesn't end the threat of terrorism in the U.S. or abroad.

"Many segments will try to avenge this," he said, adding: "There's still a great danger there."

President Barack Obama's announcement of the death pleased Hanson because bin Laden was finally "punished for his crimes," he said.

But it doesn't change the loss for the families left behind. "There's no such thing as closure," he told msnbc.com.

Bonnie McEneaney, 57, wife of Eamon McEneaney, who died in the 9/11 attacks, reacted to the news by phone from her home in New Canaan, Conn.

"It doesn't bring back all the wonderful people who were killed 10 years ago. It's long overdue."

McEneaney, who is a member of the group "Voices of Sept. 11," said she was not notified in advance about the death of Osama bin Laden. Instead, she was notified by a neighbor about the president's upcoming address.

"I'm completely numb. I'm stunned," she told msnbc.com. Click here to read more.

 

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