NYPD, FDNY mark 9/11 with remembrances on Twitter
New York City was forever changed 16 years ago when two planes hijacked by terrorists were flown into the Twin Towers on a clear, sunny morning.
The fall of the World Trade Center’s north and south towers on Sept. 11, 2001, claimed the lives of 2,753 people, including 343 FDNY members, 23 NYPD officers and 37 police officers with the Port Authority Police Department. Many more first responders have died from 9/11-related illnesses in the years since.
Each year, commemorations are held across the city, honoring the lives lost and the sacrifices that were made. In recent years, city agencies like the NYPD and FDNY have also vowed to #NeverForget on Twitter, using the social media site to honor those who died.
Here are some of this year’s Twitter tributes.