Hollywood commemorated 9/11 Friday, on the 19th anniversary of the attacks.
Amid a year filled with national crises including the coronavirus pandemic, heightened racial tensions and now wildfires raging across the US, several stars took a moment to remember the thousands of lives lost on September 11 2001.
Actor Chris Pratt took to social media to mark the day, writing, ‘May we honor the fallen with our continued defense of liberty, one nation, under God, indivisible. May we continually pursue a more perfect union.
‘We will never forget’: Chris Pratt was one of many stars that commemorated 9/11 on Friday, the 19th anniversary of the attacks
‘And may we never forget, not only the fallen, but the values for which we stand, lest their death be in vain. #911 #september11 #unitedwestand’ the Guardians of the Galaxy star added.
Chris’ tribute came alongside an image of the Manhattan skyline at night with two beams of light (Tribute in Light) shining up into the sky in the place where the two World Trade Center towers once stood.
Over the image are the words ‘We will never forget’.
Hollywood remembers: The Guardians of the Galaxy star, as well as Reese Witherspoon, shared 9/11 tributes on social media
‘Today we honor’: Reese made a tribute post with an image of the 9/11 memorial at the base of where the World Trade Center towers stood before the attacks
Honoring those we lost: Mark Wahlberg also shared an image of the Manhattan skyline and wrote a touching tribute
Remember: Michelle Pfeiffer shared a message along with a snap of the twin towers before the attacks on September 11 2001
19 years: Bravo host Andy Cohen also shared a snap of the towers as they stood prior to the attacks
The September 11 attacks were a series of four coordinated terrorist attacks by the Islamist terrorist group al-Qaeda against the United States on the morning of Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
2,977 people lost their lives at the trade center, at the Pentagon in Washington and near Shanksville, Pennsylvania. It is the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history.
Reese Witherpoon also made a tribute post, writing, ‘Today we honor and remember the fallen victims and heroes of 9/11. My thoughts are with all the families and friends who experienced unimaginable loss.’
Looking forward: Justin Theroux posed with his dog under the Freedom Tower, One World Trade Center, which is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex
Chills: Actress Kaley Cuoco encouraged people to go and visit the museum
The Departed star Mark Wahlberg also shared a tribute to Instagram, writing, ‘Today, we honor those we lost on 9/11 and all the first responders, including civilians, who risked their lives to help their fellow citizens.
‘Let’s try to remember that feeling of unity in our country during these difficult times. #UnitedWeStand #NeverForget.’
Actress Michelle Pfeiffer posted a sunset snap of Manhattan with the Statue of Liberty in the foreground.
Pfeiffer included a quote in her tribute, ‘”If we learn nothing else from this tragedy, we learn that life is short and there is no time for hate.” – Sandy Dahl, wife of Jason Dahl, pilot of Flight 93.
Love and light: Kim Kardashian shared a message to her Instagram stories on Friday while her sister Khloe urged ‘may we never forget’
‘We remember the innocent civilians and first responders who lost their lives on this horrific day 19 years ago.’ the Batman Returns star wrote.
Kim Kardashian shared a snap of the twin towers to her Instagram stories with the message, ‘Never forget 9/11. Sending Love and Light to everyone today.’
Her sister Khloe shared a similar sentiment,
Around the country, some communities have canceled 9/11 commemorations because of the pandemic, while others are going ahead, sometimes with modifications.
In New York, victims’ relatives gathered Friday morning for split-screen remembrances, one at the September 11 memorial plaza at the World Trade Center and another on a nearby corner, set up by a separate 9/11-related organization.
Memorial leaders said the change for the 19th anniversary of the attacks was a coronavirus-safety precaution.