9/11 ‘Tribute in Light’ canceled due to COVID-19 concerns


The museum says it hopes to honor victims with the "Tribute of light" in 2021

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013, file photo, the twin beams of the annual Tribute in Light commemorating the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks shine amid the city’s skyline, in New York. The twin beams of light representing the World Trade Center towers won’t be beamed into the sky during the 2020 memorial of the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, because of concerns about the coronavirus and the health of work crews. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

(CNN) – The annual “Tribute in light” at the site of the world trade center is canceled this year due to COVID-19.

The 9/11 memorial and museum says a large crew is required to create the twin beams of light and organizers didn’t want to put those crew members at risk.

The museum says it hopes to honor victims with the “Tribute of light” in 2021, the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

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