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August 14, 2020
NEW YORK — The 9/11 Memorial and Museum is reporting that the “Tribute in Light” will not shine over Lower Manhattan this year due to COVID-19 and the set up crew has to work in close proximity for weeks setting up the lights. When the weather is good the lights can be seen for miles in areas with less light pollution parts of Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties can usually see the lights if the conditions are good.
Tribute in Light, the world’s beloved twin beams of light, will not shine over lower Manhattan as part of this year’s 9/11 commemoration. 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. We hope to resume this iconic tribute for the 20th anniversary. In a spirit of unity and remembrance, the city will come together for a “Tribute in Lights” initiative to inspire the world and honor the promise to never forget.