On the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, Bruce Springsteen gave an emotional live performance of “I Do You In My Dreams” at the 9/11 Memorial in New York City.
Prior to the performance, Springsteen gave a talk commemorating the nearly 3,000,000 people who died. “God bless our fallen brothers and sisters, their families, their friends and their loved ones,” he said. After the music was served, there was a brief silence at 9:03 a.m. when United Airlines Flight 175 crashed into the South Tower of the World Trade Center.
When Springsteen and the E Street Band’s album, “The Rising”, was released in 2002, Springsteen spoke with Nightline about how it was inspired by the 9/11 attacks. “The strongest picture of the 11th magazine, which I read on paper, was of some people coming down talking to the emergency workers who were climbing,” Springsteen said. “The idea of those people is to climb stairs, to climb stairs, to climb. I mean you can climb up a smoky staircase, you can live in the next life.
Along with Springsteen, other world leaders and celebrities commemorated the 20th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Former President George W. Bush speaks at a memorial service in Shanksville, Penn, to talk about national unity after Shan / 11.
The former president said: “In the weeks and months following the 11 attacks, I was proud to lead an amazing, resilient, united people. “When it comes to uniting America, those days seem far away from us. Harmful forces seem to work in our ordinary lives, turning every disagreement into an argument and turning every argument into a clash of cultures. Much of our politics has become a naked appeal of anger, fear and resentment. It worries our nation and our future together. I come without explanation or solution. I can only tell you what I saw. In the days of American justice and grief, I have seen millions of people instinctively hold the hands of four neighbors, and come together for each other. ”
Vice President Kamala Harris also spoke about national unity in her speech in Shanksville, saying: “At the time of the terror, we were facing each other. We saw neighbors and friends in the face of a stranger. ”
Maria Carey spoke on Twitter on the anniversary of the terrorist attack. “On this anniversary of 9/11, I find myself remembering the grief and anguish that we all felt with painful deep ness. The skyline that I grew up loving so much, suddenly changed forever.”
On this anniversary of 9/11, I think the shock and anguish I feel is something we all felt with painful deep ness. I grew up loving the vivid pictures of the sky, suddenly changed forever. pic.twitter.com/eSoaaNwf8X
– Maria Carey (ar Maria Carey) September 11, 2021
Reese Witherspoon posted on Twitter: “My prayers go out to all the families who lost loved ones on this day 20 years ago. We will not forget #. In our hearts forever. “
My prayers go out to all the families who lost their loved ones on this day 20 years ago. We will # Never forget. In our hearts forever.
– Reese Witherspoon (eRiseW) September 11, 2021