President Barack Obama speaks on the importance of treating others with kindness:
"Even the smallest act of service, the simplest act of kindness, is a way to honor those we lost, a way to reclaim that spirit of unity that followed 9/11."
Jay Z motivates attendees at the 2009 "Answer The Call" benefit concert to showcase their strength despite the tragedy:
"They believed that it would weaken us; they were sadly mistaken. I saw the strength and resiliency that made New Yorkers New Yorkers. Now we stand here eight years later even stronger. This is our town. We run this town, New York City. New York City, we run this town."
Nicki Minaj commemorates the heroes of that day:
"Sending my love to the victims of 9/11. Remembering the heroism. The brave men & women. The troops. We become alive in the time of fear."
Talib Kweli praises selflessness:
"On this day in 2001 we saw the best & worst of mankind. Let those events remind you to be tolerant & compassionate at all times. Peace."
Wyclef Jean asks those who are grieving to remain positive:
"To the families of 9 11 and all the families of the world that are suffering from lost of love ones may God give you strength to carry on!"
The Game vows to continue the legacy of those who passed away:
"It's September 11th ... Just want to say that I personally haven't forgot about all that was lost. Those who died will ALWAYS be remembered."
Alicia Keys echoes the statement "from tragedy to triumph:"
"Sometimes it takes the most tragic circumstances for us to wake up and realize what's important."
Kevin Durant recalls his initial thoughts when the Pentagon was attacked:
"9-11. All I could remember was seeing smoke coming up Suitland Parkway from the pentagon and praying that my Mom was ok at work."
Carmelo Anthony calls for unity:
"9/11 United We Stand."
Lil Wayne remembers those who are no longer with us:
"Remembering those we lost on this unforgettable day. God bless their families and may their souls rest in peace."