FORT MYERS, Fla.-- Whether they found out last night, or learned the news of Osama bin Laden's death this morning, reactions are similar for many in Southwest Florida.
Visitors to Downtown Fort Myers Monday morning shared their words of happiness and pride, but they many remain cautiously optimistic about what the death of Osama bin Laden means for the War on Terror.
Here are just a few thoughts from Fort Myers residents:
Lynee Rodriguez: "It's incredible. I couldn't believe it. It's a wonderful day for America and justice. I'm so happy for all the families now to have closure now I believe."
Drew Bianco: "I felt relieved. I had two cousins who worked at the World Trade Center. Fortunately, they were late for work that day. Hopefully, justice has been done."
Mary Ann King: "I think it's finally time we put an end to the war. So I'm hoping this will help accelerate things."
Brian Lawson: "I think I'd rather see him actually cuffed and in prison."
Lee Cutshall: "It does worry me about how close he was to the Pakistani government and I guess to a base there or some high-up officials. That concerns me."
Jimmy Hardy: "I think he's an individual and the people in the organization, the terrorists, are not just dependent on one man in order to operate."
John Shoemaker: "This is one of those days that proves that we live here in America free and without as much danger because we have people over there going after the bad guys."
Ed Dougherty: "There's a lot of people that will be able to get closure from this. Especially the victims. The families. That's the good thing. I feel really good about that."