A decade has passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001, but the memory of that day and those who were affected by it still lives on in America. Celebrities from Anderson Cooper to Lil Wayne took to Twitter on Sunday morning to share thoughts on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 .
New York native Lea Michele was in high school when NYC’s Twin Towers were destroyed, and the “Glee” star looked back on how the city has grown in the past 10 years. “NYC is one of the most strong & beautiful places in the world. I feel so blessed & proud today to have been born and raised in this city,” she tweeted. “To all the families and people of New York affected by the tragedies of September 11th my thoughts and prayers go out to you.”
Travie McCoy, who was born in Geneva, New York, also took to Twitter to offer his condolences to those affected during the September 11 attacks. “Something about flying on this particular day that is mildly eerie. My heart goes out to the families of the victims of 9/11. Very sad day,” the Gym Class Heroes frontman said.
CNN host and fellow New Yorker Anderson Cooper tweeted from the memorial event at Ground Zero on Sunday. He called the gathering of the families of those killed during the attack a “beautiful memorial,” and offered reminders of all the major events that occurred that day.Look back at how the aftermath of 9/11 affected young Muslim Americans.
Proud New Jersey native Kevin Smith took to Twitter to recall how he found out that the Twin Towers were hit.
“10 years ago, I was fast asleep in Toluca Lake when my Mom called, yelling ‘We’re under attack’,” the director tweeted. “My heart goes out to all the families and friends of the people in both the planes and the buildings who were murdered 10 years ago today.”
“Jersey Shore” castmembers shared their best wishes via Twitter for those who were affected by the tragedy. “Remembering 9.11 my prayers go out to all the families that lost their loved ones and all who serve our country! #Neverforget #fdny #nypd,” Snooki tweeted. Sammi Sweetheart added, “9/11.2 the brave souls tht sacrificed their lives for us,and 2 everyone affected by this day,my heart and prayers go out 2you all.nvr 4gttn.”Lady Gaga recalled how her high school witnessed the attacks.
Denis Leary, who plays a firefighter on the FX show “Rescue Me” and runs the Leary Firefighters Foundation, honored the New York firefighters who responded to the September 11 attacks in his tweets.
“10 yrs ago today. Greatest rescue in the history of the fire service. FDNY. Brave. Selfless. True,” he tweeted. “Paddy Brown. Timmy Higgins. John Moran. Just 3 of the 343 who gave their lives that day. Never forget. Always remember.”
Other famous artists from the Tri-State area sent their thoughts out to the victims’ families. “Remembering and praying for all those who lost loved ones 10 years ago today,” read joint Twitter account of New Jersey’s Jonas Brothers. Kevin Jonas added, “Our thoughts and prayers go to the families of all effected by 9-11 #911neverforget.”
“Sending my love to the victims of 9/11. Remembering the heroism. The brave men & women. The troops. We become alive in the time of fear,” Queens MC Nicki Minaj shared
Nicki’s mentor Lil Wayne tweeted, “Remembering those we lost on this unforgettable day. God bless their families and may their souls rest in peace.”
“My thoughts and prayers go out to all of the families affected by the awful tragedy of 9/11,” new sometime New York resident Kim Kardashian said on Twitter.
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