September 17, 2020
The Tribute in Light memorial shines as the sun rises over New York City on September 12. The lights are from Ground Zero, the former site of the World Trade Center, to honor those who died 19 years ago in the September 11 terror attacks. The lights have shone every year since 2002. This year, the tribute was almost canceled because of the coronavirus. Officials at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum were concerned for the health of the installation crew. But New York governor Andrew Cuomo and others stepped in to ensure that proper safety measures would be in place. Now, some are advocating for the lights to be displayed permanently.