Ella Philippe, Reporter


Recently it was the 21st anniversary of the September 9-11 attacks. The attacks are a big part of history and it is a sad day for all the lives lost. One a the worst terrorist attacks on American soil. 19 men associated with the extremist group Al Qaeda hijacked 4 airplanes and carried out suicide missions on the World Trade Center, The Pentagon and the White House. Only 3 of the 4 planes actually hit their targets the other plane crashed in a field in Pennsylvania. Almost 3,000 people were killed during these attacks which caused a big upset to everyone one in America.

During the memorial famous Actor Pete Davidson and his sister Casey both payed tribute to their dad who died in the 9-11 attacks and was a Firefighter. According to CNN Casey had to share these words to her father “This year more then ever I wish you could be here,” the caption read. “We miss you, we celebrate you and we remember you every day. Proud to be your caseygirl.” Also making a statement President Joe Biden honors victims of 9-11 at the Pentagon CNN says that Biden stated “I know for all those of you who lost someone, 21 years is both a lifetime and no time at all,” Biden said at the National 9/11 Pentagon Memorial in Arlington, Virginia. “It’s good to remember. These memories help us heal, but they can also open up the hurt and take us back to that moment when the grief was so raw.”

At the ceremony Bonita Mentis read victims names as her sister Shevonne Mentis died during the attacks CBS news says she sadly said “It’s been 21 years, but it’s not 21 years for us. It seems like just yesterday,” Mentis said. “The wounds are still fresh.” other victims relatives came to other memorial sites to visit and pay respect to the loved ones that they lost on the day.

At a Cal Expo event in Sacremento over a 100 people gathered to remember the lives lost in the 9-11. Firefighters, police officers and veterans all gathed to pay respect to the nearly 3,000 people who died. They also honored survivors of the attacks, according to aol.com a man who was there the day of the attacks  Sanborn said that for 10 years following the attack, he kept a duffel bag with a gas mask and a hazmat suit under his desk to be better prepared for a future incident. Kathy Lester the Sacremento police chief spoke at the event and said some people were worried that people would forget to remeber the 9-11 attacks and they would fade into history than she said according to aol.com, “I am proud that that is not the case, the opposite is actually true,“ Lester said. “This day continues to be a day of reverence and memory for those whose lives tragically ended that day.” It is reliving people can still remember those who died tragically in the attacks and that they can still be honored and remembered.