9/11 is personal for all Americans. “Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan, however, has closer ties than many. A native of Binghamton, New York, the attacks on the World Trade Center hit a little closer to home for Moynahan. For the past decade, she has been playing a member of a blue-blooded NYPD family. She’s been living and working around Ground Zero for a long time. Today, she shared a powerful image of the shining beacons that make up the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s Tribute in Light.
Every year, from sunset to sunrise, the roof of the Battery Parking Garage becomes a visual representation of the Twin Towers. The two beams of light rise to four miles into the sky, filling the place where the towers used to stand. According to the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s website, the lights can be seen from a roughly 60-mile radius.
“Blue Bloods” star Bridget Moynahan shared a photo of the Tribute in Light on Twitter. She wrote “20 years #neverforget” along with it.
The grouping of eighty-eight 7,000-watt lightbulbs makes for a stunning image, especially when they’re up against the glow of New York City. According to the website, the Tribute in Light “has become an iconic symbol that both honors those killed and celebrates the unbreakable spirit of New York.”
With Bridget Moynahan’s following, it didn’t take long for “Blue Bloods” fans to chime in and offer their own words of remembrance.
“Sending all our thoughts and prayers from the UK to all the American families whose lives were destroyed on that awful and cowardly day, 9/11 never forgotten,” one Twitter user wrote.
“Reaching the Heavens!” another added, referencing the powerful reach of the Tribute in Light’s beams.
‘Blue Bloods’ Star Tom Selleck May Not Have a Favorite Episode, But He Has a Favorite Moment
Television icon Tom Selleck has been playing fictional NYPD Commissioner Frank Reagan on “Blue Bloods” since 2010. He doesn’t claim to have any single specific episode of the show as his favorite. But one of them found his character reflecting on his experience as a first responder during the 9/11 attacks. The episode ended with Frank Reagan standing and looking out over the pools of the 9/11 memorial.
“I don’t really have a favorite episode. I’m so fond of so many and in that sense, we’re blessed. But what was special for me was being able to film at the 9/11 memorial. We were the first film company to be able to do that. It was a very important show, a very emotional show for Frank. I’m very proud of that. But I’m proud of all that we do,” Selleck told CBS in November 2020.
The entire cast of “Blue Bloods” is likely proud of that moment, as well.