Mariah Carey, Viola Davis and Kris Jenner lead tributes to mark the 20th anniversary of 9/11

Mariah Carey, Viola Davis and Kris Jenner were just a few of the many celebrities to honor the lives of the nearly 3,000 people who died in the Sept. 11 attacks 20 years ago.   

‘On this anniversary of September 11, I find myself remembering the shock and anguish we all experienced with painfully deep sadness. Vivid images of the skyline I grew up loving so much, suddenly changed forever,’ Mariah Carey wrote across an image of the Tribute in Light where the World Trade center used to stand.

‘Still astonished by how many innocent people were lost in an instant.. gone forever but never to be forgotten. Thinking of all the families still mourning their loved ones twenty years after that devastating and tragic moment in our history. Sending out love and prayers to my fellow New Yorkers.. and to us all.’

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Nineteen men hijacked four planes, which crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and finally, a field in Somerset, County, Pennsylvania, killing a total of 2,977 people on this day 20 years ago. 

‘On this anniversary of September 11, I find myself remembering the shock and anguish we all experienced with painfully deep sadness. Vivid images of the skyline I grew up loving so much, suddenly changed forever,’ Mariah Carey wrote across an image of the Tribute in Light where the World Trade center used to stand

Viola Davis shared a striking image of the Tribute of Light from just outside the city as she shared a host of info graphs about the attacks, with the names of the lives lost in each slide created by Instagram account @so.informed.

‘Will never forget this day. Will never forget the lives lost,’ she wrote. ‘Sending love and prayers to the families, loved ones of the fallen.’ 

Kris Jenner posted a shadowed image of the towers using photos of the men, women and children that lost their lives on that day.

‘Take a moment this morning to remember and honor those who lost their lives, the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and the survivors of the horrific attacks on 9/11. We’ll never forget the sacrifices made by the firefighters, early responders and civilians who risked everything to help others in the most incredible and unforgettable display of heroism. 

‘I’ll never forget that day, and my thoughts are with everyone who lost someone they love. Life is so precious and today is a reminder to me to cherish every single moment I have with those I love. We must show each other love, forgiveness, grace, and be thankful for the time we have together.’ 

‘Will never forget this day. Will never forget the lives lost,’ she wrote. ‘Sending love and prayers to the families, loved ones of the fallen’