It’s been 17 years since terrorists used airplanes to attack the United States—but the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, are far from forgotten.
Many organizations took a moment to remember the heroes, victims and survivors of the terrorist attacks that claimed lives in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. The attacks killed almost 3,000 people and injured over 6,000 others.
Twitter was a common channel for posting messages affirming American ideals. Organizations including the National Men’s Soccer team posted videos, and organizations such as NASA showed photos demonstrating institutional tributes to the losses suffered that day.
This view from NASA’s Opportunity rover shows part of the rover’s robotic arm. The component that bears the American flag is made of metal recovered from the site of the World Trade Center towers. This image was taken on Mars on Sept. 11, 2011 https://t.co/uzfuw67JS3 #NeverForget pic.twitter.com/GnlcftHT9C
— NASA Solar System (@NASASolarSystem) September 11, 2018