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  • Cops, firefighters, non-profit rush to save annual 9/11 Tribute in Light after cancellation by memorial museum

    Cops, firefighters, non-profit rush to save annual 9/11 Tribute in Light after cancellation by memorial museum

    Let there be light. The city’s first responders are teaming up with a non-profit foundation to rescue New York’s annual 9/11 Tribute in Light, which is facing down a coronavirus cancellation. The Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation is planning this year’s event, in which twin beams of light shine into the nighttime sky in memory of more than 2,600 people killed in the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.

    H/T: NY Daily News

    “Because Tunnel to Towers is fully committed to the idea that we must never forget, the Foundation is doing everything in its power to make sure that the Towers of Light will once again be illuminated,” the Foundation said in a statement.

    “We have already secured the lights, and by Monday or Tuesday we will have finished securing the location, which is right down by Ground Zero,” Frank Siller, the president of the Tunnel to Towers foundation, explained in an interview on WCBS/880 radio.

    After over 19,000 people signed a Change.org petition calling on Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to allow the annual tribute to continue next month, Frank Siller announced the Tunnel to Tower foundation would set up its own light memorial near the World Trade Center Location.

    “We're going to make sure that those beautiful lights that represent the loss of life of 2,977 brave souls 19 years ago, they will be illuminating the skies on Sept. 11 this year to make sure that we pay tribute to all those who perished that fateful day,” Siller said. “It's going to be on Sept. 11, we're going to have almost an identical location of where they are every single year. It will look almost identical of what you've seen every single year. It's going to be a magnificent tribute to those who died.”

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