Two days after the 9/11 Memorial and Museum abruptly announced that this year's Tribute in Light would be canceled because of the coronavirus, Governor Cuomo took to Twitter to announce that the beloved tribute is back on.
“NYS will provide health personnel & supervision so that @Sept11Memorial can mount the Tribute in Light safely,” Cuomo said.
When originally canceling the tribute, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum cited the risks to the health and safety of the large crew needed to set up the two blue beams.
Cuomo went on to thank former Mayor Michael Bloomberg for his “partnership in presenting this year’s Tribute in Light.”
NY1 has reached out to Bloomberg to clarify his role in making sure the iconic tribute shines in September.
Going on its 19th year, the tribute debuted six months after the terror attacks, in March of 2002, and has continued on every September 11th since.