NYS will present well being personnel & supervision in order that @Sept11Memorial can mount the Tribute in Mild safely.
I’m glad that we will proceed this highly effective tribute to these we misplaced on 9/11 and to the heroism of all New Yorkers.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) August 15, 2020
“This yr it’s particularly essential that all of us recognize and commemorate 9/11, the lives misplaced, and the heroism displayed as New Yorkers are as soon as once more known as upon to face a standard enemy. I perceive the Museum’s concern for well being and security, and recognize their reconsideration. The state will present well being personnel to oversee to ensure the occasion is held safely whereas on the similar time correctly honoring 9/11. We’ll always remember,” Cuomo stated in a press release.
Cuomo additionally took to Twitter to thank former New York Metropolis Mayor Michael Bloomberg for partnering in presenting the tribute.
“All through my tenure as Mayor, the Tribute in Mild was a strong image of New York’s restoration after 9/11. I’m happy that when once more it’ll shine this yr as a beacon of our metropolis’s resilience,” Bloomberg stated.
“For the final eight years the 9/11 Memorial & Museum has produced the Tribute in Mild and we acknowledge the profound which means it has for therefore many New Yorkers. This yr, its message of hope, endurance, and resilience are extra essential than ever. Within the final 24 hours we have had conversations with many events and consider we can stage the tribute in a protected and acceptable vogue. I need to notably thank Mike Bloomberg, Governor Cuomo and the Decrease Manhattan Improvement Corp for his or her help in offsetting the elevated prices related to the well being and security issues across the tribute this yr and the technical help of so many that may allow the Tribute to be a seamless supply of consolation to households and an inspiration to the world going ahead,” 9/11 Memorial & Museum President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald stated.
Earlier story beneath:
The Tunnel to Towers Basis introduced they may maintain a separate memorial ceremony on Sept. 11th following the cancellation of the annual Tribute in Mild.
The 9/11 By no means Neglect ceremony will give households an opportunity to proceed the hallowed custom of studying the names of these they misplaced within the assault.
Tunnel to Towers took this step after the Nationwide Sept. 11 Memorial and Museum introduced Thursday, households wouldn’t be invited to take part, and a recording of names could be performed as an alternative as a result of COVID-19 issues.
“This extremely tough determination was reached in session with our companions after concluding the well being dangers throughout the pandemic have been far too nice for the big crew required to supply the annual Tribute in Mild,” officers wrote.
The muse says it’ll take each potential precaution to make sure the protection of these attending this ceremony.
Masks will likely be offered on-site and will likely be necessary for all in attendance, social distancing will likely be enforced and hand sanitizer will likely be obtainable.
Ed Mullins, the President of the 13,000 member NYC Sergeants Benevolent Affiliation, additionally introduced Friday that the SBA will host a Tribute in Mild on the night of Sept. 11th.
The SBA says that their ceremony is totally separate from the Tunnel to Towers ceremony.
RELATED | PHOTOS: An up-close take a look at the Tribute in Mild over Decrease Manhattan
Copyright © 2020 WABC-TV. All Rights Reserved.