It’s been twenty years since our nation was gripped by the horrors of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. Now, a single beam of light illuminates the night sky in Washington D.C. in honor of the victims of 9/11 who lost their lives two decades ago. The single beam of light will continue to illuminate the Washington D.C. skyline through Saturday evening.
Born out of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation, the Tower of Light’s 9/11 tribute lit up above the Pentagon for the first time last year.
The organization brought the memorial back this year. Making sure to mark the twentieth anniversary of the tragic September day that gripped the entire country.
Beams Of Light Honor The Heros
The Tunnel to Towers Foundation was created by Frank Siller in honor of his brother, Stephen. Stephen Siller was one of the many selfless heroes. Those who gave their own lives to save the lives of others twenty years ago.
The Washington D.C. Tower of Light originates at the United States Pentagon Building. Which is one of the national treasures that were singled out by terrorists on September 11, 2001.
The powerful beam of light appears over the Washington D.C. skyline and can be seen throughout the area. In fact, the Tower of Light honoring the victims of 9/11 can be seen for miles; as it illuminates the dark skies above some of our nation’s most important locations: the Pentagon, and the Lincoln Memorial.
“TOWER OF LIGHT: A bright beam shines above the Lincoln Memorial,” noted the Fox News Instagram page. The post featured a breathtaking photo of the Lincoln Memorial and the meaningful beam of light. “Marking 20 years since 9/11.”
American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked that morning of 9/11, along with three other jetliners. The hijacked flight crashed into the Pentagon. The crash killed all sixty-four people on board; and 125 people within the building.
Remembering the Heroes of 9/11
Similar Tower of Light tributes such as this one will take place at Flight 93’s memorial site in Shanksville, Pennsylvania; and on the site of the Twin Towers in New York City.
Frank Siller recently set out on a 537-mile journey walking from Arlington, Virginia. Reaching the site of the Twin Towers in New York City by today, September 11, 2021.
During his journey, Siller visited both the site of the Pentagon crash, as well as the site where Flight 93 crashed in Pennsylvania on 9/11.
“We hope that these lights will remind people, not of the darkness of that day,” Siller said of the memorials. “But that light will always conquer the dark.”
“I hope that everyone who sees these lights, which are visible for dozens of miles, will pause to remember what happened on 9/11,” Siller continued.
“For those Americans who are too young to remember, I hope they see this tribute and ask questions so they can learn about what happened,” he said. “And the heroes who lost their lives that day.”