Kris Jenner, Kate Hudson and other Celebrities Paid Tribute to 9/11 on Instagram
With the intense emotions that the anniversary of 9/11 brings each year, many celebrities took the time to pay tribute to the fallen heroes and the families affected by the tragedy.
This year marked the 20th anniversary of the attack on the World Trade Center, and celebrities such as Kris Jenner, Carrie Underwood, and Kate Hudson shared touching tributes to mark that fateful day.
Jenner shared a photo of the shadow of the Twin Towers over photos of the victims of the attack on Instagram. Alongside the moving image, she reflected and took a moment to share her thoughts.
She urged her followers to take a moment and honor those who were affected by 9/11. Furthermore, she added that the sacrifices made by the first responders and civilians who helped would never be forgotten.
The TV reality star ended her tribute, which has gained 900,000 likes, by stating that the anniversary was a reminder of how precious life was and how important it was to cherish time with loved ones. Jenner finished with:
"We must show each other love, forgiveness, grace, and be thankful for the time we have together. #NeverForget #911"
Besides Jenner, many other celebrities took the time to share a tribute to mark the anniversary. Catherine Zeta-Jones shared two photos to honor the date, including a grainy image of New York and a photo of the memorial light.
Similar to Jenner, others choose to share their thoughts. Hudson, a former New York resident, shared her own equally moving message about the attack and her memories of living in the city at the time.
The "Love Wins" singer shared a photo of the American flag at half-mast on her farm, EH-OK.
She discussed the devastation many New Yorkers felt and how incredibly sad it was to live through the tragedy. She particularly referenced the sadness felt when residents heard of the emergency services members who had passed.
Hudson also touched on the city's humanity and how New York came together during that time and helped whoever needed help, regardless of political beliefs or economic status. Apart from sending her love and condolences to families affected by the tragedy, Hudson wrote:
"It was confusing and sad but New York showed up in its greatest form as it always does to help everyone get through it."
Another celebrity reflecting on the historical event was country singer Carrie Underwood. The "Love Wins" singer shared a photo of the American flag at half-mast on her farm, EH-OK in honor of the anniversary.
She explained her own experiences and how after 20 years, she still could not comprehend what happened. Underwood emphasized that 9/11 and its impact on the country must not be forgotten. She added that the country must continue to be grateful for those who helped and those who still help.
All three posts were welcomed by friends and fans of the stars. Many wrote their own messages of condolences in the comments and shared their own experiences and memories of that fateful day 20 years ago.