9/11: Social media video marks 18th anniversary
Jimmy Cricket posted a tribute video on the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in New York.
It was taken at the site of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum (also known as the 9/11 Memorial & Museum).
The memorial commemorates the September 11, 2001 attacks, which killed nearly 3,000 people.
It is located at the World Trade Center site, the former location of the Twin Towers destroyed during the attacks.
The memorial is operated by a non-profit institution, whose mission is to raise funds for and operate the memorial and museum.
Jimmy posted video taken by his family at the memorial site (the photo above right is from the footage).
The Northern Irish entertainer tweeted: “In memory of all those who lost their lives as victims on that day 18 years ago, and all those who bravely went in to face the horror with only one thought, which was to help!”
‘A day etched in all our minds’
Jimmy and members of his family were on holiday in New York this summer.
In addition to a visit to the 9/11 Memorial, they also attended Mass at St Patrick’s Cathedral, went to a show on Broadway and had a trip to the historic Ellis Island.
Jimmy tweeted at the time: “Our last day in New York and we went to celebrate Mass in the iconic St Patrick’s Cathedral.
“Then onto 9/11 Memorial where once the Twin Towers stood, a day etched in all our minds…
“Now an epitaph to all those who died and also a testament to man’s lack of humanity and empathy.”
Ellis Island, in New York Harbour, contains a museum and a former immigration inspection station.
It was the United States’ busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 to 1954.
Ellis Island processed about 12 million immigrants to the country through the Port of New York and New Jersey.
Today, it is part of the Statue of Liberty national monument (above right) and hosts a museum of immigration.