The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a charity organization, announced Friday it would take charge of the annual light show in New York City meant to honor 9/11 victims.
Typically, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum sponsors “Tribute in Light,” a public art installation that projects twin beams up to 4 miles into the sky each Sept. 11. The lights resemble the shape and orientation of the Twin Towers, which collapsed during 2001 attacks. But museum officials announced Thursday that they could not safely put on the beloved tradition this year, citing health risks.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a charity honoring firefighter Stephen Siller who died during the 9/11 terrorist attacks, said it would do “everything in its power” to ensure that the annual light show continues this year.
But Tunnel to Towers proposed a solution: Frank Siller, the organization’s CEO, told PIX11 News that it would do everything it could to ensure the Towers of Light show would go on as scheduled.
Details of how the organization would accomplish this feat were scarce. A foundation spokesperson told PIX11 that it was a “done deal,” and the foundation’s website stated it would also be responsible for the “reading of the names.”
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