Dwayne Johnson Leads Celebs Tribute on Somber Anniversary of 9/11 Terrorist Attacks: 'Never Forget'
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A number of Hollywood celebrities and public figures have taken to social media to remember the lives lost in the U.S. terrorist attack to mark the 21st anniversary.

AceShowbiz - Celebrities and world leaders all took to social media to honor the fallen with painful memories and heartfelt thoughts for the families who perished, particularly the people who died in the rubble of the World Trade Center. Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is among the stars remembering those who lost their lives in the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Commemorating the 21st anniversary of the tragedy on Sunday, September 11, the "Black Adam" star posted a number of single phrases to encompass the American spirit as nearly 3,000 Americans perished after the extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial airliners.

"Strength. Resiliency. Heart. Loyalty. Soul. FAMILY. 9/11," the professional wrestler-turned-actor wrote via Instagram and Twitter. He also added the hashtags "#neverforget" and "#patriotday" to the post.

Also marking the somber anniversary was Bethenny Frankel. "The Real Housewives of New York City" alum called the date "such an important day in American history," reflecting on the emotions Americans experienced on the horrific day. "Many of us remember exactly where we were; in disbelief, feeling helpless and confused," she said. "It's a day for reflection, to realize how precious life is and how strong and resilient we are…"

"I just wish I did more to help that day. I didn't know how to insert myself, so I was a stunned deer. I wish I knew how every little bit helps as I do now," the former Bravo star added. "My heart goes out to the friends and families of those who lost their lives. If we really give the day the reflection it deserves, we are making meaning of this terrible tragedy and of the poor souls who lost their lives. #neverforget."

Kris Jenner, meanwhile, posted multiple shots of the New York City skyline with a caption that read, "Remembering those who were lost 21 years ago today. My thoughts are with the families who lost their loved ones, and of the heroes who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their bravery." The Kardashian momager concluded, "We will never forget!"

Brooke Shields also turned to Instagram to pay tribute. "21 years. Remembering all those lost on 9/11 and holding those who continue to suffer in my heart. May we never forget this day, those impacted by loss, and the show of strength from our incredible city that followed," she penned. In the meantime, Irina Shayk and Yolanda Hadid simply posted photos depicting NYC in observance of the somber day.

Karlie Kloss took to Instagram Story to repost an image of a firefighter working amid the wreckage. Along with the photo, she wrote, "21 years later… taking time today to reflect and to remember and honor 9/11 victims, first responders, recovery workers, military personnel, and others who rose in service."

George Takei also referenced those who selflessly helped with the catastrophic situation, tweeting, "The best way to honor 9/11 is to take care of our First Responders who continue to need our help."

As for Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex-wife Maria Shriver, she called the anniversary "a painful day in our nation's history," and "deeply painful for thousands who lost loved ones." She added, "For them, this day is a private tragedy. May we all hold space for them. Be gentle with everyone today as we don't know how this day triggers our neighbors."

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