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Today marks the 18 year anniversary since the horrible terrorist attacks that took place in New York City and Washington D.C.
On September 11th, 2001, two planes struck the Twin Towers at The World Trade Center, essentially knocking them down, while another plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, D.C. According to reports, 2,977 people were killed and thousands more were injured with many of them developing 9/11 health-related issues including cancer and cardiovascular diseases.
Today, many people are coming together, as they do every year to honor and remember the first responders, victims, survivors, and volunteers who risked their lives to save others. Their names are read at the memorial site where the Twin Towers used to stand.
Many celebrities have taken to their social media accounts to pay their respects as well. See post below.
— Ava DuVernay (@ava) September 11, 2019
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) September 11, 2019
Like so many Americans on 9/11, I sat in fear of what was happening.
Like so many Americans on 9/11, I sat in shock of the bravery of 1st responders.
Like so many Americans on 9/11, I sat in awe of the hope invoked by our grieving country standing proud together.#NeverForget
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) September 11, 2019
We remember and honor those lost and affected 18 years ago today. #NeverForget