By its sheer magnitude and destructive power the Dec/26/04 tsunami eclipsed the day of infamy on Sept/11/01.
Both events made us aware of the vulnerability of the human condition.
Both events made us aware that we all need help sometime in our life.
The evils that plague countries or individuals may vary in size and power, but they are shared by all courtesy of the mass media and the internet.
While there isn't any magic wand to make destructive results disappear, there are visions and efforts to make the world a better place to live in.
Truly, most have us have moved from the shadow of 9/11.