Emotions still raw as nation marks 9/11 anniversary
Crowds will gather today in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville to remember those lost in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001.
The emotions of that day come flooding back — 17 years later — as the nation vows to #NeverForget.
— Kaya Jones (@KayaJones) September 11, 2018
17 years ago today, I woke up in a 22-story Marriott hotel right between the twin towers in NY. I had planned to linger till around 10 a.m. But a last-minute meeting made me leave at 8:15, 30 mins before the first plane struck. The hotel was destroyed. I was saved. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/UMiOHkNImq
— Walt Mossberg (@waltmossberg) September 11, 2018
17 yrs ago, we received a terrible reminder of the evil in our world. In the midst of horrific tragedy America stood strong. We will never be the same, but we will always resilient. Today we honor the memory of those who died, and those who keep us safe. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/MAhOGhLvMb
— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) September 11, 2018
On this day 17 years ago, first responders rallied our city and country in the face of tragedy. Their resolve to prevail no matter the danger — to prove that the terrorists failed — never wavered. For this, we are forever grateful. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/bxbIC95nwJ
— Chief Terence Monahan (@NYPDChiefofDept) September 11, 2018
Seventeen years ago, we received a terrible reminder that the world is a scary place. Our lives would never be the same. We honor the memory of those who died, and those who fight to keep us safe everyday. #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/MQHzkKYuDX
— Estee (@EsteeMartin) September 11, 2018
— Joseph P. Coutlis (@joemovin) September 11, 2018
— SndzHvly111 (@Meditationsndz) September 11, 2018
— Dean Casper (@deancasper146) September 11, 2018
Today we honor all those who lost their lives 17 years ago in NY, VA, and PA, their loved ones, and the brave first responders who risked their own lives to save others. The best tribute we can pay is to live our lives in a way that redeems the years they could not have.
— Bill Clinton (@BillClinton) September 11, 2018
#FDNY Chaplain Msgr. John Delendick officiated tonight’s annual September 11th Candlelight Ceremony at the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance at MCU Park in Coney Island #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/Ca435zfz0l
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 11, 2018
— Lost In History (@HistoryToLearn) September 11, 2018
Today we pause to reflect on and remember the victims of September 11, the first responders and the journalists who helped share their stories with the world. #NeverForget #September11 pic.twitter.com/1ajVTaO4ja
— Newseum (@Newseum) September 11, 2018
— FBI (@FBI) September 11, 2018
— Cory Booker (@CoryBooker) September 11, 2018
Jonna Miller is the Tribune-Review features editor. Reach her at 724-650-1270, [email protected] or via Twitter @JLMiller_Trib.