Many of Northern Utah's fire and police departments, as well as public agencies and politicians, took to social media Wednesday to share their memories of Sept. 11, 2001, and honor those who died during and after the attacks.
Wednesday marks the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania that claimed the lives of nearly 3,000 people. In the following years, many first responders and survivors have also succumbed to cancer and repository illnesses caused by exposure to carcinogens and other toxins in the debris.
Utah Public Safety
U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney
At the 2002 Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City, eight athletes carried in the American flag that was flying above the World Trade Center on 9/11. There was not a dry eye in that stadium. That flag was a symbol of all the innocent lives we lost that day. May we #NeverForget. pic.twitter.com/wR3vyiI4tq— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) September 11, 2019
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert
U.S. Rep. Rob Bishop
Utah Lt. Gov. Spencer Cox
Reflecting on the life of my @USUAggies classmate Brady Howell, who lost his life 18 years ago in the attack on the Pentagon. He was one of the smartest, kindest people I’ve ever met. Please read about him and others today and never forget.❤️🇺🇸https://t.co/BP0XiGzrwz— Spencer Cox (@SpencerJCox) September 11, 2019
Hill Air Force Base
Ogden Police Department
Ogden City Fire Department
North View Fire Department
South Davis Metro Fire
Today we remember the victims and families affected by 9/11. "Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11." President Barack Obama #LaytonLife #9/11 pic.twitter.com/yD0ZrHgOpr— Layton FYI (@LaytonFYI) September 11, 2019