In New York, one of the most moving parts of the 9/11 remembrances is the annual ‘Tribute in Light’, the twin beams of light echoing the fallen twin towers but it was almost canceled this year after the 9/11 Memorial and Museum said there was a virus risk to the installation crew. That’s when Governor Cuomo and former Mayor Mike Bloomberg, the memorial’s billionaire chairman, stepped in to keep the memorial-sponsored lights on.

Gov. Cuomo said N.Y state would provide the health personnel and supervision so that the display could go on. Reportedly, it takes a team of about 40 stagehands and electricians working side-by-side on the installation for more than a week to get it ready. Billionaire Michel Bloomberg kicked in on the associated costs.

In this trying year, it was more important than ever to have the lights burn bright.


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