After initially being canceled due to the pandemic, the “Tribute in Light” memorial is back on in New York City, 19 years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
Canceled initially due to fears circling COVID-19, the ceremony was reinstated due to outcry.
The New York City’s display of lights consists of 44 7,000-watt xenon light bulbs. The lights sit in two 48-foot squares around the perimeter of where the Twin Towers once stood. Every year at sunset on September 11, the lights light up the NYC skyline until sunrise on September 12.
Family members of the fallen will gather at the museum for a program that will, however, require social distancing, to remember the lives lost in the attack.
On Saturday, the Museum at Ground Zero will reopen for guests after being shut down for six months due to the pandemic.
Many people have taken to social media to pay their respects to those who lost their lives in the attacks.
On September 11, 2001, American Airlines Flight 11 and United Airlines Flight 175 flew into the World Trade Center in New York City. Similarly, American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into the Pentagon in Virginia. The fourth plane, United Airlines Flight 93, was heading for Washington, DC, but crashed into a field in Pennsylvania after brave passengers overtook the aircraft from hijackers.
The Islamic terrorist group, al-Qaeda, carried out the attacks.
It took only one hour and 42 minutes for both 110 story towers to fall.
More than 25,000 people were injured, and 2,996 Americans lost their lives. Thousands of others have also perished from issues related to that dreadful day.
The damages involved in the 9/11 attack cost at least $10 billion.
September 11 was the single deadliest terrorist attack in human history, as well as the deadliest incident for firefighters and law enforcement officers in US history. As a result, roughly 343 firefighters and 72 police officers perished.
[H/T CBN News]