Barack Obama Commemorates The September 11 Terrorist Attacks 18 Years Later
On Sept. 11, 2001, the United States suffered through one of the worst terrorist attacks in its history. Four passenger planes were hijacked, two of which struck the North and South World Trade Center towers, killing over 3,000 people.
Eighteen years later, people of all walks of life — celebrities, politicians and ordinary citizens — have come together on social media to remember the tragedy and honor its victims with the hashtags #NeverForget and #September11. Among the bigger names to share their thoughts is former President Barack Obama, who mourned the lives lost but also remembered “the spirit of unity and togetherness” that powered the American people through this devastating act.
As we remember those we lost on 9/11, we also remember the spirit of unity and togetherness that defined the weeks and months after. On this day of service, I’m reflecting on all those still working to embrace that spirit, today and every day. https://t.co/y8x9PVcwDl
— Barack Obama (@BarackObama) September 11, 2019
Bill and Hillary Clinton also paid their tributes, with the former President expressing his sadness for those who “lost their lives 18 years ago in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their loved ones, and everyone who has borne the sacrifices of that day.” Several other individuals have taken to Twitter too, including television personality Ellen DeGeneres, actresses Tamera Mowry-Housley and Mindy Kaling, singer Mariah Carey and the heavy metal band Megadeth.
We’ll never forget. pic.twitter.com/MLjOZsUce9
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 11, 2019
Today we honor those who lost their lives 18 years ago in New York, Virginia, and Pennsylvania, their loved ones, and everyone who has borne the sacrifices of that day.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 11, 2019
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 11, 2019
— Tamera Mowry-Housley (@TameraMowryTwo) September 11, 2019
— Mindy Kaling (@mindykaling) September 11, 2019
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 11, 2019
— Megadeth (@Megadeth) September 11, 2019