Yesterday marked seventeen years since the 9/11 terrorist attacks. Here’s how some leaders in America honored the sad anniversary:
We will always remember everyone we lost on 9/11, thank the first responders who keep us safe, and honor all who defend our country and the ideals that bind us together. There’s nothing our resilience and resolve can’t overcome, and no act of terror can ever change who we are.
May we always remember those we lost 17 years ago. May the love, bravery, and selflessness so many showed that day light our path forward.
In the wake of darker moments in our history, our spirit has become mightier. The bonds that unite us have become thicker.
Seventeen years after the 9/11 attacks, may we continue to live that legacy in our words and our deeds, every day. In America, we can overcome anything.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) September 11, 2018
Meanwhile, over at the White House, Melania Trump commemorated it by sharing a picture of herself and Donald along with the hashtag #NeverForget.
— Melania Trump (@FLOTUS) September 11, 2018
Because when we think about 9/11, we don’t think about the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, or the more than 6,000 others who were injured, or the first responders who risked everything to save them, or their families, or any of that.
We think about the Trumps!
Seriously, who is in charge of FLOTUS’s Twitter account???
And now, the responses…
To commemorate 9/11 you post an image of……yourselves. Ok.
— Elizabeth Judd (@Emannjudd) September 11, 2018
It’s not about you Melanie.
— Christine (@tbpmom) September 11, 2018
9/11 is to honor the fallen Citizens and first Responders, not the Trumps.
— Clarence Johnson (@Bigjayec) September 11, 2018
— Deb Garrett (@DeborahG17) September 11, 2018
First responders who still struggle with health issues and still fight for medical coverage.
— Lord Mike Kerklinson (@MikeKerklin) September 11, 2018
Yes, we won’t forget. pic.twitter.com/QvCZl6zBX0
— Juan Carlos González (@Obijuangonzalez) September 11, 2018
Who in the world posts a picture of themselves to remember such a tragic day in history? Why not highlight some of the brave souls and family members directly affected that day?
— Papaya (@payal_bhavsar23) September 11, 2018
We just want to forget all about you
— John Walker (@John_m_walker_) September 11, 2018
Why you essentially post a selfie to commemorate this solemn day? There are plenty of images available through Google that would be less narcissistic and self serving.
— momish (@tracy_momma) September 11, 2018
Quick tip: When posting about a tragedy, a photo of yourself is never a good choice. When in doubt, just an american flag will do.
— Etienne Laurent (@atnlowran) September 11, 2018