The iconic Lower Manhattan 9/11 memorial display that features twin beams of light to honor victims of the terror attacks will not shine this year over coronavirus concerns, organizers said Thursday. The annual “Tribute in Light” display requires a large crew to pull off, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum said on its website, posing health risks this year that “were far too great.”
H/T: New York Post
“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,” the museum said.
“Many iconic New York City buildings will be lighting their spires and facades in blue to honor those killed on 9/11.”
Give me a f*****g break!— Larry O'Connor (@LarryOConnor) August 14, 2020
There was no fear for the workers used to paint a BLM mural at Trump Tower!
NYC makes their priorities known. Duly noted. https://t.co/d2ueNBrjdv
New York City’s annual light installation in honor of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks has been canceled out of fear that the coronavirus could spread among workers needed to create it, officials said https://t.co/vzEbMVASzp— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) August 14, 2020
So much for " never forget"— Timothy Bates (@BoxStrategy) August 14, 2020
It takes about 40 people to set up those lights.— Startlepup (@startlepup) August 14, 2020
I would volunteer without hesitation to do this. I'm sure thousands would.
Do not make the sky over Manhattan be dark. We need the light.
The lights are not going to happen. I guarantee it. This is war now and NYC is and always has been occupied territory.— Adam Franklin 🇺🇸 (@slowlorisglory) August 14, 2020
NYC schools will be opening in September 9th, 9/11 Light Installation cancelled over COVID 19 fear. Do you see who is the @NYCMayor ?— STEDYNET (@stedynet) August 14, 2020
Call it a protest.— Lulu Lapin really (@Lulu_Lapin) August 14, 2020
OK now this is simply a FU to the Responders, Survivors, and Families https://t.co/bE1qBxqLNW— Rob O'Donnell (@odonnell_r) August 13, 2020
People are not happy.https://t.co/ppz5TaFay9— TheBlaze (@theblaze) August 14, 2020
New York canceling 9/11 tribute because of the coronavirus but yet this was ok?— Boris Epshteyn (@BorisEP) August 14, 2020
Wouldn’t be shocked if the despicable @BilldeBlasio had a hand in cancelling the Tribute in Light this year. https://t.co/6TUTPTl5nP pic.twitter.com/Ajb0qItoP8
A heartbreaking video of starving New Yorkers fighting for some bread in Time Square.— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) August 14, 2020
This comes at the same time as Bill de Blasio cancels the 9/11 ‘Tribute in Light’ due to coronavirus concerns.
What a clown! pic.twitter.com/DvHojrsUtF
Photo credit: Anthony Quintano