Sept. 11, 2001 is a day “we will never forget,” writes Camila Cabello on her Instagram Story.
Today marks the 18th anniversary of the coordinated terrorist attacks taking down the Twin Towers in New York, which tragically took the lives of nearly 3,000 people. Artists reflected on their social media about what this day means for them and the country.
For singer-songwriter Ingrid Michaelson, the national tragedy coincides with a rather personal loss. “On this day 18 years ago our country was changed forever,” she posted on her Instagram Story. “On this day 2 years ago my father left us. This day. Hold your loved ones close.”
As Cabello and Lea Michele discussed the ominous remembrance of this day with earnest illustrations and night images showing where the Twin Towers once were, Vanessa Hudgens shared a personal caption about New York City.
“Now that I’ve been living in New York I feel even more connected the city and have a truly heavy heart today,” she wrote. “Sending so much love to everyone who lost a loved one and to everyone who worked tirelessly helping survivors.”
Alyson Stoner shared a quote from Rumi, a 13th-century Persian poet, about changing the world on her Twitter, writing for the two-part caption, “That means we’re evermore responsible for how we move about this world, respond to tragedy and prevent it from recycling into future generations.”
See some of the tributes below.
— Lea Michele (@LeaMichele) September 11, 2019
and I‘m not privy to what’s happening behind closed doors, but if we start within, we can create healthier people that form healthier communities, movements, workplaces, & governments. Sometimes turning pain into proactivity is precisely all we can do. Love to those affected. ?
— Alyson Stoner (@AlysonStoner) September 11, 2019