While efforts are underway to try and save New York City’s 9/11 Tribute in Light after the event was cancelled on Thursday, the City of Bayonne isn’t waiting to see how this pans out, instead announcing that they plan on doing their own light commemoration.
By John Heinis/Hudson County View
“To the Struggle Against World Terrorism” (Teardrop Memorial) has been our meeting place for years, but this year’s ceremony has been canceled,” Mayor Jimmy Davis posted on Facebook last night.
“This year Bayonne will honor the memory of 9/11 by having a Tribute in Light. We will shine lights at the Teardrop Memorial on September 10, 11, & 12 from 9pm to midnight each night. I hope this tribute serves to remind everyone of the events of that day and inspire us all to live in together, as one, in peace.”
The National 9/11 Memorial and Museum said that they would not be participating in their annual light tribute this year, citing coronavirus concerns.
However, the New York Daily News has since reported that police, firefighters, and Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation, a non-profit group, are teaming up to try and save the event.
Approximately 2,600 people were killed in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks that took down the World Trade Center.