Reactions To The 9/11 15th Anniversary Show People All Over The Nation Will #NeverForget
Just 15 years ago, on a sunny day with clear skies, the United States came under attack. On that day, four separate planes crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and a field in Pennsylvania. These blatant attacks on the nation were devastating, as thousands of people died and even more lost their loved ones. But one important thing did come out of the attacks — it brought the country together to support one another as everyone coped with loss. This is why reactions to the 9/11 15th anniversary show people all across the nation and even the world will never forget what happened that day.
A lot has happened since Sept. 11, 2001 but one thing seems to stay the same — each year on Sept. 11, we spend time thinking about the lives lost in the attacks and the heroes that risked their lives to save them. We think about the first responders, the fire departments and police departments, that rushed into the World Trade towers to find survivors and make sure everyone was ok. We think about the children who lost parents and the babies born who never knew their fathers.
And every morning on Sept. 11, we take a moment of silence to remember that. "We know that our diversity, our patchwork heritage is not a weakness, it is still and always will be one of our greatest strengths," President Barack Obama said in a statement Sunday morning. "This is the America that was attacked that September morning. This is the America that we must remain true to." Several people on Twitter joined with Obama to remember the losses on Sept. 11 and prove that we as a nation will never forget everyone and everything that happened that day:
15 years.. Don't we all remember exactly where we were when we heard or saw the second plane hit the Tower?! #NeverForget— Oprah Winfrey (@Oprah) September 11, 2016
Good morning.— Lin-Manuel Miranda (@Lin_Manuel) September 11, 2016
Hug someone you love, remember someone you've lost.
I am remembering all those who perished that day & those whose loved ones were suddenly, violently ripped from their lives. #NeverForget— Katie Couric (@katiecouric) September 11, 2016
“What separates us from the animals, what separates us from the chaos, is our ability to mourn people we’ve never met" #NeverForget15years— Sarah Michelle (@SarahMGellar) September 11, 2016
15yrs. 9/11. Always strikes an emotional chord w/ all of us. Powerful how that tragedy built such resilience & strength. #NeverForget — Dwayne Johnson (@TheRock) September 11, 2016
Best way to honor those who’ve lost their lives is to live your life to the fullest. #NeverForget— RuPaul (@RuPaul) September 11, 2016
Politicians Speak Out
We express our profound gratitude for all who have sacrificed & continue to serve in our fight against terror https://t.co/Y1nzExrS1T— Senator Ted Cruz (@SenTedCruz) September 11, 2016
We'll never forget the horror of September 11, 2001. Today, let's honor the lives and tremendous spirit of the victims and responders. -H— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) September 11, 2016
15 yrs from that terrible day we pause to remember & pray for the victims, their families & our first responders. We will #NeverForget 9–11.— Mike Pence (@mike_pence) September 11, 2016
“History, despite its wrenching pain, cannot be unlived, but if faced with courage, need not be lived again.” - Maya Angelou #neverforget— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 11, 2016
Remembering that day 15 yrs ago when so many were lost -- and so many heroes stood tall.— Gov. Gary Johnson (@GovGaryJohnson) September 11, 2016
On 9/11, we remember those we lost, those who tried to save them. We honor them by pursuing peace, security, justice worldwide. #NeverForget— John Kerry (@JohnKerry) September 11, 2016
my prayers, love and thoughts go to the families who lost loved ones on this day. world needs more love. #NeverForget ❤️— Alex Lange (@alexmlange) September 11, 2016
15 years later and still, the people who risked and lost their lives to save others are not forgotten. #NeverForget— aram (@aramfloodmusic) September 11, 2016
15 years have passed, but the memories remain. We will never forget that day, and all the families that where impacted. #September11— ㅤㅤㅤ (@SaassyBrunette) September 11, 2016
15 years ago today, 2,996 people went into work not knowing the events that would take place. #NeverForget to say your 'I love you's— Starbucks Girl (@girlhoodposts) September 11, 2016
If anything, Sept. 11 showed us how strong we are as a nation. If we can live through that day, and continue to relive the horrors of that morning each year, then we are much stronger than we realize. President Obama recognized those families who have to relive their nightmare year after year. "In your grief and grace, you have reminded us that together, there is nothing we Americans cannot overcome," Obama said during his speech on Sunday morning.
At times, especially during this election season, it often feels like we are a nation that is divided. However, 9/11 changes that and reminds everyone that we, as a nation, stand united through the most trying times.