On the eighth anniversary of the attacks, politicians and other political types are taking to Twitter to share their memories of the September 11, 2001 terrorist strikes that destroyed the World Trade Center and parts of the Pentagon.
Islamic terrorists aboard United Flight 93 were also thwarted from hitting their target by passengers on board. the plane crashed into a field near Shanksville, Pa.
This morning, President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama observed a moment of silence on the South Lawn at 8:46, the time when American Airlines Flight 11 crashed into the World Trade Center's North Tower. The president will also attend a wreath laying ceremony at the Pentagon memorial later today.
The tweets below are the most up-to-date compilation of 9/11 tweets. More of them are sure to flow in as they day goes.
Here are the tweets:
Rep. Dan Burton (R-Ind.) said:
My deepest condolences to all those who lost a loved one eight years ago on 9/11. One of the most tragic days in the history of our country
The Democratic Governors Association said:
Eight years later, we still mourn and we still remember.
Former presidential candidate Mike Huckabee (R-Ark.) said:
We all remember Sept 11. We have not forgotten. Say a prayer, renew our promise-never again. Share your thoughts.http://tinyurl.com/lvdor3
Rep. Lee Terry (R-Neb.) said:
We should pause and remember the thousands of innocent people who lost their lives to such a senseless tragedy 8 years ago today.
Our hearts go out to those who lost loved ones in the attacks, particularly our neighbors across Connecticut.
We hope that they find solace in the knowledge that a nation stands with them.
We also feel pride in a nation whose resolve remains unshaken, and whose spirit of community grows only stronger in the wake of tragedy.
The events of eight years ago showed that we live in a dangerous world, but America’s response showed that we live in a remarkable country.
Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) said:
8 years ago we awoke to attacks on our nation. America and world were forever changed. Now: Day of Remembrance and Day of Service.
Rep. Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) said:
Remembering all the fallen heroes of 9/11. We will never forget the sacrifice of our Law Enforcement and Emergency Responders. Thank you!
8 years ago I was in my office on Capitol Hill when the world changed. still amazed at how many details i remember from that moment, day
I remember hustling down Penn Ave away from the Capitol, seeing/hearing military fighter jets scrambling in the air above us
MSNBC's David Shuster said regarding the stalled construction of the Freedom Tower at the WTC site:
8 years after 9-11 and the nyc skyline still reflects the wishes of al-qaeda. Shame on us.
literal jaw-drop moment. work called and I thought what's best way to get to Boston Globe bldg w/o getting attacked - car or subway?
spent most of the day at underground bunker in Framingham, Mass., where @jswifthunt and Mass. officials were running operations
walking back to my house that night remember seeing every star in sky - no movement, w/ no planes. incredibly clear evening
Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.) said:
We must never ever forget or let our guard down. God Bless the families who lost loved ones 8 years ago this morning.
Rep. Brian Higgins (D-N.Y.) said:
9/11 - remembering, honoring through service http://bit.ly/RMkDe
Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Ill.) said:
Remembering those tragically lost on Sept 11 and saluting those who continue to serve, at home and overseas, every day.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R) said:
On the way to fox and friends. Today we are focusing on 9-11 and the lessons to be learned from that terrible day newt
Gov. Jennifer Granholm (D-Mich.) said:
Encouraging all citizens to fly flags at half-staff and observe a moment of silence at 8:46 am to remember the victims and heroes of 9/11.
Rep. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said:
House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) said:
We must always remember what we lost that day & join with every American in the fierce and solemn promise: never again.
Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Tex.) said:
9/11 We will never forget. Make sure to thank a firefighter, officer or military member
Rep. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) said:
On this tragic anniversary, we remember those we lost, we honor those who rushed in and those who put on the uniform: http://ow.ly/oXRd
Rep. Bob Latta (R-Ohio) said:
Remembering 9/11/01 and honoring those that lost their lives. Never Forget! #tcot
Also, check the Twitter feeds ABC News' Senior White House correspondent Jake Tapper and conservative blogger Allahpundit for vivid, detailed firsthand accounts of their experiences on the ground in DC and New York City respectively.