July 13, 2024

9/11 Tribute organizers to cancel lighting beams due to coronavirus fears


The organizers of the twin beams of light which represents the World Trade Center towers has announced that lights will not be beamed into the sky during this year’s memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City.

This was announced by Michael Frazier, a spokesman for National September 11 Memorial & Museum, who said organizers were concerned about the health risks to workers who would set up the display.

Frazier in a statement said the world’s beloved twin beams of light regrettably will not shine over Lower Manhattan as part of this year’s tributes.

“The Memorial & Museum is planning an alternative display that will include spires and facades of buildings in Manhattan being illuminated in blue,” he said.

Last month, the organizers had also cited the pandemic in canceling another part of the memorial – the personal messages spoken by families of victims.

They said recorded name readings from the museum’s “In Memoriam” exhibition will be used instead of having relatives read the names in person.

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