This past Friday was September 11.
Mark Daterman sent us this image of the beams of light shooting up to the New York skies.
The annual Tribute in Light, which beams from the location of the destroyed towers (on a clear night, it can be seen from 60 miles away), almost didn’t happen this year. In August, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum canceled it as a result of the coronavirus crisis, citing that it takes a team of 40 stagehands and electricians working closely for more than a week to ready the installation.
But former mayor Michael Bloomberg and the state’s Lower Manhattan Development Corporation stepped in with offers to offset the extra costs of health and safety precautions and to provide additional technical support. The museum has organized the tribute for the past eight years, and Alice Greenwald, the president and CEO of the museum, stressed in a statement that “this year, its message of hope, endurance, and resilience are more important than ever.”