The Associated Press reports that the annual light display honoring victims of September 11, 2001 terror attack in New York City is back on.


New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans on August 15 to have state health officials supervise the event to make sure workers setting up the memorial are safe from the coronavirus.

Days earlier, the National September 11 Memorial & Museum announced the so-called Tribute in Light, that recreates the silhouette of the World Trade Center Towers, in light would not be happening this year due to the pandemic.

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There was concern the coronavirus could spread among crews creating columns of light shining upward from the footprint of the fallen towers in Manhattan.

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation also recently called off the annual reading of the amost 3,000 names of the terror attack's victims by family members. An alternative ceremony was being planned.

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