September 13, 2023
Big Apple resident Meg Wall (TikTok/@megkwall) filmed the colors lighting up the sky from the windows of her Upper East Side apartment on Monday following an afternoon thunderstorm. “The most insane thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Wall captioned the clip, which immediately went viral, quickly clocking up more than 6 million views.
Many were left stirred by the stunning scene, saying it was not a coincidence that the double rainbows appeared on September 11. “TWO rainbows on the 22nd anniversary,” one remarked. “Out of all places, out of all days.”
Others asserted that the rainbows were a sign that 9/11 victims were watching over their loved ones. “Feels like a message to everyone that’s still here. The world can be beautiful, even in times of mourning and grief,” one declared.
On Monday morning, politicians, first responders, and relatives of the deceased gathered at Ground Zero to mark the 22nd anniversary of the attacks. All 2,977 men, women and children who died on that dark day had their names read aloud in what has now become an annual tradition.
The event also included six moments of silence to recognize when each WTC tower was struck and fell; as well as when the Pentagon was attacked and when the hijacked Flight 93 crashed.
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