Facing mounting outrage over its decision to cancel the Tribute in Light, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum has backed down and agreed to stage the beloved display on the 19th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“In the last 24 hours we’ve had conversations with many interested parties and believe we will be able to stage the tribute in a safe and appropriate fashion,” CEO Alice Greenwald said in a statement.
Greenwald had announced on Thursday that it would drop the commemoration, featuring twin beams shining in the sky over Ground Zero, for fear of exposing some 40 electrical workers to COVID-19.
But the decision stirred widespread opposition in New York and around the country.
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