Tribute in Light almost did not happen

By The SATimes News Service

The annual Tribute in Light, which beams into the sky from the location of the destroyed twin 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 citing increased costs during the coronavirus crisis.

But former NYC 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.”

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