The leadership or lack thereof from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is astounding. Now the city has cancelled the traditional “Tribute of Light” over Manhattan on 9/11
9/11 Memorial and Museum announced on Thursday the annual ‘Tribute of Light” over the Manhattan skyline on 9-11 is cancelled this year. The annual reading of the names was also recently canceled. Evidently, they could not do this remotely on video?
According to Pix 11 it takes 40 people to produce the annual “Tribute of Light” each year.
The ‘Tribute in Light’ was canceled because of concerns over the coronavirus pandemic, 9/11 Memorial and Museum spokesman Michael Frazier said. The annual reading of the names was also recently canceled.
“The world’s beloved twin beams of light regrettably will not shine over lower Manhattan as part of this year’s tributes to commemorate 9/11,” Frazier said. “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.”
Nearly 40 people usually work in close proximity for several weeks to produce the ‘Tribute in Light’ each year.
The 9/11 Memorial and Museum will partner with NYC & Company and buildings throughout the city to light up their facades and spires in blue in commemoration of the 19th anniversary of 9/11.
“In a spirit of unity and remembrance, the city will come together for a ‘Tribute in Lights’ to inspire the world and honor the promise to never forget,” Frazier said.
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