After the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City canceled its annual 9/11 lights tribute because it didn’t want to risk the coronavirus spreading to the workers who created the tribute, former mayor and billionaire Mike Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo teamed up to provide funding for safety protocols so that the tribute could go on.
“This year it is especially important that we all appreciate and commemorate 9/11, the lives lost and the heroism displayed as New Yorkers are once again called upon to face a common enemy,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a statement.
President and CEO of the Memorial & Museum Alice Greenwald thanked former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg, Cuomo and the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation “for their assistance in offsetting the increased costs associated with the health and safety considerations around the tribute this year.”
“This year, its message of hope, endurance and resilience are more important than ever,” she added.
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation will also hold a tribute to read the names of the more than 3,000 victims near the memorial location.
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