The former US president, who is present at the 9/11 Ground Zero commemoration event, said in a statement: “Today we honor [sic] the nearly 3,000 men, women, and children who died on September 11, 2002, and even more who lost their lives in service to our country in the two decades since.”
Mr Obama added: “For Michelle and me, the enduring image of the day is not simply falling towers or smoldering wreckage. It’s the firefighters running up the stairs as others were running down. The passengers deciding to storm a cockpit, knowing it could be their final act. The volunteers showing up at recruiters’ officers across the country in the days that followed, willing to put their lives on the line.”
Prince Harry and Meghan have transformed the website of their charitable foundation, Archewell, to list the names of those who died in the tragedy.
Against a black backdrop, the names of those who died are listed in white text underneath the words “In Memoriam, September 11, 2001”.
Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, has reflected on the huge losses and sacrifices made by first responders in his statement commemorating the anniversary.
Mr Welby said: “Twenty…