President Obama Delivers 9/11 Speech, Celebrities Pay Tribute On Twitter
President Barack Obama addressed the nation and observed a moment of silence this morning in honor of those who lost their lives on 9/11, while Lady Gaga, Queen Latifa and more have taken to Twitter to note the important 13-year anniversary.
President Obama Delivers 9/11 Speech At The Pentagon
President Obama walked out on the White House lawn with his wife, Michelle Obama and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday morning at 8:46 a.m. ET to observe a moment of silence before heading to the Pentagon, where Obama attended the September 11th Observance Ceremony.
“Together we pause and we pray and we give humble thanks – as families and as a nation – for the strength and the grace that from the depths of our despair has brought us up again, has revived us again, has given us strength to keep on,” Obama said at the Pentagon.
“We pray for the memory of all those taken from us – nearly 3,000 innocent souls. Our hearts still ache for the futures snatched away, the lives that might have been – the parents who would have known the joy of being grandparents, the fathers and mothers who would have known the pride of a child’s graduation, the sons and daughters who would have grown, maybe married and been blessed with children of their own. Those beautiful boys and girls just beginning to find their way who today would have been teenagers and young men and women looking ahead, imagining the mark they’d make on the world,” Obama continued.
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) September 11, 2014
Celebrities Pay Tribute On Twitter
Others, such as Taylor Swift, Chelsea Clinton, Lindsay Lohan, Donald Trump and more took to Twitter to remember September 11th.
My thoughts are with the families who lost loved ones on this tragic day 13 years ago. #Remember911
— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) September 11, 2014
— Chris Meloni (@Chris_Meloni) September 11, 2014
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) September 11, 2014
To those who lost their lives & loved ones, to the first responders who cant forget, to my hometown so resilient and strong. #Remember911
— Lindsay Lohan (@lindsaylohan) September 11, 2014
On 9/11, we pray for the victims and their families of the attack and give thanks to all who have sacrificed for justice & our freedom.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 11, 2014
Hero's were made and beautiful souls were lost this day 13 year ago. To all the families and loved ones, who lost their own today. #9/11
— David Boreanaz (@David_Boreanaz) September 11, 2014
Let us take a little time today to reflect on all those we lost on 9/11/01. May God continue to guide and bless those families. #NeverForget
— Queen Latifah (@IAMQUEENLATIFAH) September 11, 2014
Visiting the @Sept11Memorial this year was something I'll never forget, in memory of a day we will always remember with tears in our eyes.
— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 11, 2014
Today we remember and honor all the lives + families ruined by the tragedy of 9/11. Practice love in their memory today #WeWillNeverForget
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 11, 2014