Celebrities are taking to social media to pay tribute to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.
It has been 19 years since the Islamic terrorist group Al-Qaeda launched an attack on America, killing 3,000 innocent people and injuring over 6,000 by hijacking four planes and crashing them into the World Trade Center towers in New York City, the Pentagon in Arlington County, Virginia, and a field near Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
With America forever changed, these celebrities have taken a moment to remember the heartbreaking and catastrophic day.
The 51-year-old Australia native posted a selfie while wearing a mask with the city behind him and captioned the snap: “We will always remember. 9/11.”
The TV talk show host shared with his 4M Instagram followers a picture of the towers, captioning it: “May their memories be a blessing. #neverforget.”
The former Miss USA and Miss Universe in 2012 shared a tribute post on Instagram of the shadowed towers with the American flag faintly in the background. The post read: “8 EMT/ PARAMEDICS/ 60 POLICE OFFICERS/ 343 FIREFIGHTERS/ 2997 CIVILIANS/ ALL REMEMBERED.” She captioned the picture, “We will never forget. Remembering and honoring the innocent lives lost on this day, the sacrifices that were made, the heroes who were taken, and the families affected #911day #neverforget.”
The actor and producer shared with his 15.7M followers a picture of the Tribute in Light — the art installation of two columns of light to represent the Twin Towers in remembrance of the tragic day — with the caption, “Today, we honor those we lost on 9/11 and all the first responders, including civilians, who risked their lives to help their fellow citizens. Let’s try to remember that feeling of unity in our country during these difficult times. #UnitedWeStand#NeverForget.”
The American country singer, 43, posted on Instagram a picture of the Tribute in Light in the background as two small American flags are displayed on both sides of the installation. He captioned the photo: “Hard to believe 9/11 happened 19 years ago. Still makes me sick to my stomach. Today we should remember everyone who lost their lives that day and the families left behind to deal with the aftermath.”
The father of two — who welcomed second child, daughter Lyla Maria, into the world on August 10 with Katherine Schwarzenneger — posted a photo of the vertical searchlights with the words “We Will Never Forget” across the post. “May we honor the fallen with our continued defense of liberty, one nation, under God, indivisible,” the Guardian of the Galaxy actor wrote. “May we continually pursue a more perfect union. And may we never forget, not only the fallen, but the values for which we stand, lest their death be in vain. #911 #september11#unitedwestand.”
The CEO of The Zoe Report captioned her Instagram post of the attack, “I will never ever forget this morning watching it all happen from my west village apartment on a #NYFWmorning. I cannot fathom that it has been #19 years when it feels so close and vivid in my memory. The innocent lives lost and the families of the victims, I honor you today and send love and strength. The heroic frontline workers, medical teams, firefighters so fearless and tireless in their efforts I will never forget. #Newyork came out stronger and more united than ever back then and I know it will again. 9.11.2001 I #NY #neverforget XoRZ.”
The KUWTK star posted two photos on her Instagram story paying tribute to the lives lost and the families torn apart. The mother of four wrote “Never Forget 9/11. Sending Love and Light to everyone today,” followed by a still of the towers and Statue of Liberty shot from the water.
The Little Fires Everywhere star posted an Instagram of the names carved into the stone where the World Trade Center resided. The 44-year-old captioned the picture: “Today we honor and remember the fallen victims and heroes of 9/11. My thoughts are with all the families and friends who experienced unimaginable loss. #neverforget.”
The RHONYC star posted the same photo as Culpo of the heroes who lost there lives with the caption: “And countless others injured and changed forever by this event #neverforget#essentialworkers.”