Today (9/11) marks the 11th anniversary of the coordinated terror attacks on the U.S., where commercial airliners were turned into missiles and flown into landmark buildings like the Twin Towers in NYC and the Pentagon in Virginia, with one diverted into a field in Pennsylvania. Approximately 3,000 souls were lost on that unseasonably warm, late summer Tuesday morning in 2001 and the pain is still fresh and acute for many pop stars, despite the passage of time.
Native New Yorkers like Mariah Carey, Diddy and Lady Gaga tweeted their notes of love and strength, while others, like Phillip Phillips and Trey Songz weighed in with their thoughts and feeling on this somber day. Travis Barker of Blink-182‘s tweet was especially important, since he himself survived a plane crash.
The prevailing theme was that despite a decade-plus passing, we will never forget.
Below is a collection of 9/11 remembrance tweets.
Today we remember all those so tragically lost on 9/11/2001. Our deepest sympathies go out to their families and loved ones. Peace&God Bless
— Mariah Carey (@MariahCarey) September 11, 2012
United We Stand #neverforget911 instagr.am/p/PccAO9pl3l/
— iamdiddy (@iamdiddy) September 11, 2012
Born and bred #NewYork4Life. Bow your head for the towers today, the souls we lost. Then smile at how far we’ve come. We Will Never Forget.
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 11, 2012
Today I’m remembering the nearly 3,000 people taken too soon. Join me & @sept11memorial to Honor, Remember & Reunite #Honor911
— KELENDRIA ROWLAND (@KELLYROWLAND) September 11, 2012
Never will forget this day. Still pray for the families and friends who lost loved ones.
— Phillip Phillips (@Phillips) September 11, 2012
sending all my love and prayers to new york city and to the hearts that still hurt today. #loveistheanswer instagr.am/p/PcXsgzunSg/
— christina perri. (@christinaperri) September 11, 2012
We’ll never forget. Never.
— Trey Songz (@TreySongz) September 11, 2012
My thoughts and prayers today are with those whom we lost and the families that were affected by the 9/11 tragedy.
— Travis Barker (@travisbarker) September 11, 2012
will never forget where i was and what i saw, and the amazing acts of heroism that followed. remembering those we lost 11 years ago. #9/11
— Kevin McHale (@druidDUDE) September 11, 2012
Pretty crazy it’s been 11 years. Half my life ago.. Still remembering the victims, their families and of course our national heroes.
— Grant Gustin (@grantgust) September 11, 2012
SALUTE to all those lost on 9/11! Re-tweet this to pay your RESPECT!!!
— T-Pain (@TPAIN) September 11, 2012
We’ve come a long way but we this world could still use a lot more kindness. Share love and compassion today and always in honor of 9/11.<3
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) September 11, 2012
RISE UP #remember911 twitter.com/NKOTB/status/2…
— NKOTB (@NKOTB) September 11, 2012
Thinking of all of those who lost loved ones on this tragic day… Never forget 9/11say.ly/PeT498R
— Pia Toscano (@PiaToscano) September 11, 2012
Wow it’s officially 9/11!! Rest in peace 2 everyone that’s been lost in 9/11 2001. God Bless 2 every family that has lost a loved 1. #Salute
— Busta Rhymes (@BusaBusss) September 11, 2012
It’s September 11th… Just want to say that I personally haven’t forgot about all that was lost. Those who died will ALWAYS be remembered.
— Handsome Ass Nigga (@thegame) September 11, 2012
Today is 9-11. Still such a sad day in NYC and all the families that lost so much. Xx
— Cyndi Lauper (@cyndilauper) September 11, 2012