Fourteen years have past since September 11, 2001. For some, who lost family and friends that day, the pain is still fresh. For some teenagers, they were either not alive or too young to remember.
Which begs the question: do we as a nation remember?
President Obama marked the anniversary with a ceremony on the south lawn of the White House. #NeverForget is the top trending hashtag on Twitter this morning. In 2015, the world did not forget the terrorist attacks that forever changed our nation.
To commemorate the 14th anniversary of that difficult day, here are 14 tributes to those who lost their lives on 9/11 and in the months and years following fighting for our freedoms.
#14 – A double rainbow marks the anniversary
— Morgan A Baila (@morganbaila) September 11, 2015
#13 – Sports teams remember
— Red Sox (@RedSox) September 11, 2015
#12 – Remembering Flight 93
— John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) September 11, 2015
#10 – Remembering the first responders
— CBSDenver (@CBSDenver) September 11, 2015
— FDNY (@FDNY) September 11, 2015
— Wes Goodman (@WesleyGoodman) September 11, 2015
#7 – Remembering those who came together
Ok yes, Mr. Rogers is totally cheesy to bring into this. But not too cheesy. It’s okay, just for today.
— Caitlin Boyle (@CaitlinHTP) September 11, 2015
#6 – Remembering the innocent who went to work that day and didn’t come home
Taking this time to remember all the families that lost someone 14 years ago today #NeverForget #911
Much love to everyone.
— Chase Payton (@chase_payton_) September 11, 2015
— Katherine Heigl (@KatieHeigl) September 11, 2015
#4 – Remembering the president who rallied the nation
— Heath Mayo (@HeathMayo) September 11, 2015
#3 – Remembering the image of those planes…
#2 – Remembering in little ways
#1 – Remembering where we were that day
The White House press secretary on 9/11, Ari Fleischer was traveling with the president and was a first-hand witness to the events of that day. Over the past few hours, he has been tweeting where he was and his reactions as they happened exactly 14 years ago today. See his full timeline here.
Just before Andy walked in, I got a second page telling me another plane hit the other tower. I instantly knew it had to be terrorism.
— Ari Fleischer (@AriFleischer) September 11, 2015
Do you remember where you were? Share your thoughts on Twitter with the hashtag #NeverForget, or comment on Facebook.
May we never forget…