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21 years later, celebrities remember 9/11

Celebrities are honoring those who lost their lives on 9/11.

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There’s a heaviness that sits in the hearts of Americans on the anniversary of 9/11, a feeling of turmoil and loss somehow mixed with gratitude and an overwhelming sense of brotherly love. September 11th of 2001 started off as any normal day until suddenly, it wasn’t.

An attack on our nation that was set to break us apart united Americans in a way no one was expecting. If you look at your social media feeds today, you’ll undeniably run across the quote that says something along the lines of, “I’d never wish for another 9/11, but I would ask for another 9/12.”

The sentiment that exists notes the importance of love that was shown in the seconds, minutes, hours, and days after the attacks in 2001. People laid down their lives for neighbors they’d never met in order to give a future to someone, even if it meant risking their own. There was a unique brand of patriotism that bled into the following weeks and months.

That patriotism exists still today, and as we all remember 9/11, we share love and gratitude for those lost that day and how it impacted us all.

Tim Fullerton shared a beautiful image with all of us as the lights at the 9/11 memorial were turned on.

Domingo Germán took to the bases at Yankee Stadium with an American Flag during today’s game.

Kerry Washington also shared remembrance of 9/11 with a nod to the hopeful spirit we have together.

President Joe Biden was photographed at a 9/11 memorial at the Pentagon today.

Cole Hauser shared a famous image from 9/11 with the words, we will never forget.

Dr. Buzz Aldrin also shared a beautiful image with a message that it’s time to remember the “victims, survivors, and heroes of that day.”

On every 9/11 since those life-altering attacks, we slow down and we remember, vowing never to forget those who paid the ultimate sacrifice. Here’s to the heroes, the sacrifices they made, and the brotherly love we can show to one another, helping to make life a little bit easier for everyone.

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Ashley Marie

Ashley Marie is a staff writer, beat leader, Disney fanatic, and Yellowstone expert. When she's not filling her friends in on all the entertainment news they can handle, she's drinking her go-to Starbucks order — a caramel macchiato, thank you — and wishing she was at Disney World or spending time at the Yellowstone Dutton Ranch. With a focus on positivity and kindness in journalism, Ashley has been writing for a decade and hopes to keep bringing you articles for decades to come.