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Annual 9/11 ‘Tribute In Light’ Has Been Canceled This Year

Bianca Bahamondes Bianca Bahamondes

Annual 9/11 ‘Tribute In Light’ Has Been Canceled This Year

The annual Tribute in Light display in Lower Manhattan will not shine this year.

The iconic public light installation that beams up into the sky from ground zero will remain dark next month. Tribute in Light has been lighting up to honor the victims of 9/11 each year since the tragic attacks. “The world’s beloved twin beams of light regrettably will not shine over Lower Manhattan as part of this year’s tributes,” said Michael Frazier, the 9/11 Memorial & Museum spokesperson.

According to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum, “This incredibly difficult decision was reached in consultation with our partners after concluding the health risks during the pandemic were far too great for the large crew required to produce the annual Tribute in Light.”

But this is not to say there will be no tribute this year. While the installation of lights wont illuminate Manhattan’s sky, the victims will still be commemorated and honored with buildings throughout the city lighting up in blue. 

The museum’s statement continues:

“We hope to resume this iconic tribute for the 20th anniversary. In a spirit of unity and remembrance, the city will come together for a “Tribute in Lights” initiative to inspire the world and honor the promise to never forget.”


Also published on Medium.