Updated: 09/12/2021 2:59 PM IS
Washington [US]September 12th (ANI): On the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, several celebrities, including Bruce Springsteen, paid tribute to the victims of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center.
According to Variety, veteran singer-songwriter Bruce Springsteen gave an emotional live performance of “I’ll See You in My Dreams” at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Before the performance, Springsteen gave a speech in memory of the nearly 3,000 dead.
“May God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, their families, their friends, and their loved ones,” Variety quoted Springsteen as saying.
After the singer’s appearance, there was a minute’s silence at 9:03 a.m. to mark the crash of United Airlines Flight 175 into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
When Springsteen and the E Street Band released the album “The Rising” in 2002, Springsteen spoke to Nightline to discuss how the 9/11 attacks inspired it.
“One of the strongest pictures of the 11th I read in the paper, some of the people coming down talking about rescue workers going up,” Springsteen said.
“The idea of these guys going up the stairs, up the stairs, going up. I mean, you could climb a smoky staircase, you could be in the afterlife and move on, ”he added.
In addition to Springsteen, other celebrities also paid tribute through social media.
Singer-songwriter Mariah Carey used Twitter to speak on the anniversary of the terrorist attacks.
“On this 9/11 anniversary, I remember with painfully deep sorrow the shock and agony we all experienced. Vivid images of the skyline that I loved so much suddenly changed forever,” said Carey.
She later continued the post on a thread, adding, “Still amazed at how many innocent people were lost in a moment, gone forever but never forgotten moment in our history. #NeverForget. “
Actress Reese Witherspoon also posted on Twitter and wrote: “My prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones that day 20 years ago. We will never forget. Forever in our hearts.”
Grammy winner Jennifer Hudson tweeted, “It’s been 20 years and we’ll never forget. Pray with me for the loved ones of those we’ve lost. #NeverForget.”
Actress Octavia Spencer shared a picture on Instagram and captured her memory of the day.
“Twenty years ago I was excited about doing the sitcom Titus. I was up early when my youngest sister called and said,“ Turn on your TV, we’re under attack ”just as the first plane hit the tower . I called all of my friends from LA and we watched in horror. I will never forget and mourn the loss of so many people. Where were you this morning, “she wrote in the caption.
Several other celebrities, including Patti Smith, Viola Davis, Phil Rosenthal, and more, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (ANI)