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Celebrities have shared an outpouring of grief, marking the 20-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.Stars reflected on the tragic day and the heartwrenching aftermath of the four terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3000 lives on September 11,…

Celebrities have shared an outpouring of grief, marking the 20-year anniversary of the September 11 attacks.

Stars reflected on the tragic day and the heartwrenching aftermath of the four terrorist attacks that claimed nearly 3000 lives on September 11, 2001.

With 2977 innocent people dying including 340 firefighters and 72 police officers, and over 25,000 injured, New York natives and entertainers who had worked and lived in the city recalled the event that shaped the world.

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Kris Jenner shared a silhouette of the Twin Towers, superimposed with images of the thousands of lives lost due to the attacks.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star wrote, "Take a moment this morning to remember and honor those who lost their lives, the families and friends who lost their loved ones, and the survivors of the horrific attacks on 9/11."

"We'll never forget the sacrifices made by the firefighters, early responders and civilians who risked everything to help others in the most incredible and unforgettable display of heroism," she continued.

Jenner paired her post with a personal memory, adding "Life is so precious and today is a reminder to me to cherish every single moment I have with those I love. We must show each other love, forgiveness, grace, and be thankful for the time we have together."

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Kate Hudson shared her love and condolences to all affected by the devastating event.

"Everyone remembers where they were: when they got the call or seeing it on the news. Those of us who were living in New York saw a different city," she wrote in a lengthy Instagram tribute.

"A city in mourning yet together. Working together, supporting each other no matter what their beliefs, politics or economics."

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The How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days actress addressed the confusion the event spurned, noting "New York showed up in its greatest form as it always does to help everyone get through it."

"To all of the families remembering their loved ones today, I share with you my love and condolences."

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Christie Brinkley shared an image of first responders at the attacks, pointing to their brave work as a "reminder that from the gut wrenching pain, excruciating loss, and devastation a feeling of unity that bonded all Americans arose."

"We were there for each other. We were one. Let's never forget how much we need each other. Today my heart is with those we lost and the families who have missed them and kept their memories alive for 20 years with their love," she added.

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Cruel Intentions actress Sarah Michelle Gellar penned a heartbreaking tribute, writing "we all have a story about that day."

"I remember exactly where I was, and the entire day minute by minute. I too have stories about friends in the towers," she continued, adding "But this is not about me."

Gellar called for her followers to see "one of the worst days in history" as an event that "brought out suck kindness and unity."

"At a time when America is more divided than ever, today let's remember the thoughtfulness we showed each other," she wrote.

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Former US President Barack Obama penned a touching tribute to the nearly 3000 lives lost in the attacks, and those who "lost their lives in service to our country in the two decades since."

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"We reaffirm our commitment to keep a sacred trust with their families — including the children who lost parents, and who have demonstrated such extraordinary resilience," he wrote beside an image of the memorial.

Obama prompted people to reflect on what they've learnt in the two decades since the event.

"That list of lessons is long and growing. But one thing that became clear on 9/11 — and has been clear ever since — is that America has always been home to heroes who run towards danger in order to do what is right," he wrote.

He added, on behalf of wife Michelle Obama, "the enduring image of that day is not simply falling towers or smoldering wreckage."

"It's the firefighters running up the stairs as others were running down. The passengers deciding to storm a cockpit, knowing it could be their final act. The volunteers showing up at recruiters' offices across the country in the days that followed, willing to put their lives on the line."

Obama said since the tragic event, "we've seen the same courage and selflessness on display again and again."

"And we're seeing it today — in the doctors and nurses, bone tired, doing what they can to save lives; the servicemembers, some of whom weren't even born 20 years ago, putting themselves at risk to save Americans and help refugees find a better life; the first responders battling roaring fires and rising waters to bring families to safety. They represent what is best in America, and what can and should bring us together."

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Former First Lady Michelle Obama also shared a tribute, posting a memory from her morning on the day of the attacks.

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"I spent the morning of September 11, 2001, with my girls in Chicago. It was Malia's first day of nursery school — I remember taking her photo, dropping her off for the very first time, and feeling those pangs of separation from my baby," she began.

"I'd just buckled newborn Sasha into her car seat and was driving back home when I heard the news on the radio—and the uncertainty and anxiety set in almost immediately."

"What was happening? Had the world just changed? What kind of future were our girls going to enter?"

Calling the moment a "snapshot", Obama implored people to "take an extra moment to mourn, to reflect", adding a call to action:

"It's up to all of us to make sure that we're honoring all those memories that come rushing back by living lives that reflect not just the trauma of that day, but the best that was on display, too: our kindness and compassion, our courage and resilience," she wrote.

"They're the values that lifted us up twenty years ago. And I hope they can guide us all, not just on an anniversary like this, but every single day."

Take a look at some of the other tributes celebrities shared for the sombre occasion.

Chicago actress Catherine Zeta-Jones:

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Singer Mariah Carey:

https://twitter.com/MariahCarey/status/1436706053945712640

SVU Law & Order star Mariska Hargitay:

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Zoolander actor Ben Stiller:

https://twitter.com/RedHourBen/status/1436697476820619266

Conservationist Chandler Powell:

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Morning Wars actress Reese Witherspoon:

https://twitter.com/ReeseW/status/1436685236771819520

Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco:

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Patiot's Day actor Mark Wahlberg:

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Model Gigi Hadid:

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Rock band U2:

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