On this day, nearly two decades ago, the world witnessed one of the most gruesome terrorist acts in the history of mankind. In an attack that lasted 102 minutes, suicide bombers crashed two planes into the twin towers of the World Trade Centre complex in Manhattan, New York. A third and fourth airplane slammed into the Pentagon building and into a field in Pennsylvania respectively.
The attacks not only led to the death of over 3,000 people but an equally robust investigation by the Americans. In the aftermath, thousands of people especially Muslims were forced into detention. Marking the 19th anniversary of the ghastly attacks, thousands of Americans paid tributes in an environment scaled back due to coronavirus pandemic. Many others took to social media to express horror, grief and pay tributes to those killed in the ghastly attacks.
Nineteen years ago, under clear blue skies, 102 minutes changed our lives forever. On Fri., Sept. 11, we lead the nation and the world in observing the 19th anniversary of the 2001 attacks and ask you to join us in commemorating. https://t.co/skecFxXgmC #Honor911 pic.twitter.com/edJBxwUamQ— 9/11 Memorial & Museum (@Sept11Memorial) September 9, 2020
remembering 9/11, remembering world trade center coming down, remembering Pentagon attack, remembering over 3,000 workers killed in the terrorist attack in US. Never to be forgotten. US and its people will never forget this day. pic.twitter.com/qtbx8mullB— AdegbolaJohn (@AdegbolaJohn3) September 10, 2020
Never Forget 🇺🇸19 years ago 9/11 attack🇺🇸🙏 pic.twitter.com/PRpzmcjkT4— Art Lund (@ArtLund) September 11, 2020
#FullFocusOnLaycon— 41.41% #Laycon only 💡 (@OsejiAda) September 11, 2020
While we focus on Laycon today, don't forget to pay tribute to those who died in the 9/11 attack 😥
19 years ago today 2,977 people died in the terror attacks on the World Trade Centre in New York #FullFocusOnLaycon#BBNaija pic.twitter.com/Pqxiy7XU5c
Ladder 118 on 9/11 this is the last known photo. All the firefighters in this apparatus perished minutes later. 9/11 Never Forget pic.twitter.com/MLS9tLMpZU— Sarah (@Sarah84703339) September 9, 2020
For the next two nights, lights will illuminate the Pentagon 9/11 memorial. A moving tribute to those that lost their lives in the World Trade Center, on Flight 93, and of course, at the Pentagon, 19 years ago Friday. pic.twitter.com/Y31iVEkdwI— Dr. Mark T. Esper (@EsperDoD) September 10, 2020
God bless the souls of all the innocent people that lost their life’s due to 9.11 terrorist attack. We will never forget you 🖤 pic.twitter.com/5cfPVcjRQk— BJMH (@BJMH8) September 11, 2020
On this day 19 years ago, (9/11)— Takue (@citizenzimbo) September 11, 2020
A deadliest single terror attack in human history occured, resulting in 2,977 fatalities, over 25,000 injuries, and substantial long-term health consequences.
who, where,why & how it was done, its a thread !!!! pic.twitter.com/5m60rLfACy
9/11: We will never forget the people who lost their lives and everyone affected 19 years ago today on the 11th September 2001. @allontheboard #NeverForget #September11 #911Anniversary #NeverForget911 #911Memorial #WorldTradeCenter #OnThisDay #allontheboard pic.twitter.com/7TifUVai7Z— All On The Board (@allontheboard) September 11, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid tribute to the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attack in the US. He took to Twitter and said that the world remembers 9/11 for the heinous terrorist attack in the USA. He also said that if humans had walked on the path of 'Jai Jagat' the destruction which followed would have stopped.
"The world remembers 9/11 for the dastardly attack on this day in USA. If only humankind had walked on the path of ‘Jai Jagat’ given by Acharya Vinoba Bhave & Swami Vivekananda’s message of Universal Brotherhood given in 1893, the destruction that followed would not have occurred", he worte.