US Celebrities came together to commemorate 9/11 on Saturday, in honour of the victims involved during the deadly attacks.
Among others, Carrie Underwood, Jennifer Garner, and Ryan Reynolds took to social media to honor the 20th anniversary of the catastrophe.
“I remember exactly where I was 20 years ago when a friend told me on my way to class what had happened,” Underwood wrote in a social media post.
“It was absolutely impossible to comprehend at the time the words that he was saying. To be honest, 20 years later, I still can’t comprehend it.”
“We must never forget September 11 and how it changed us as a country,” she added. “We must remember those that had their lives stolen that day and continue to pray for their families who are still grieving. And we continue to be thankful to those who were there to help…and are still here to help. God bless America.”
Reynolds, shared a post on his Instagram story paying tribute to the 26 Canadians who also lost their lives on the tragic day.
Reality TV star Kris Jenner shared a post that featured a photo comprised of headshots of victims from 9/11 with a shadow of the Twin Towers in the middle.
“20 years ago today,” she wrote. “Take a moment this morning to remember and honor those who lost their lives, the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and the survivors of the horrific attacks on 9/11. We’ll never forget the sacrifices made by the firefighters, early responders and civilians who risked everything to help others in the most incredible and unforgettable display of heroism.”
“I’ll never forget that day, and my thoughts are with everyone who lost someone they love,” Jenner added.
“Life is so precious and today is a reminder to me to cherish every single moment I have with those I love. We must show each other love, forgiveness, grace, and be thankful for the time we have together.”
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres sent love to New York City on her Twitter account. https://d-4188851151190567645.ampproject.net/2108280007001/frame.html
Actress Mindy Kaling recalled what she was doing on this day 20 years ago in a post shared to Twitter. https://d-4188851151190567645.ampproject.net/2108280007001/frame.html
Kaling emphasized how “scared” and “helpless” she felt on that day and how the feeling today is not the same.
“The people here rebuilt and recovered, but they will never forget,” she wrote. “I love you, New York.”