Reposting this: For many years now, the most poignant and visible of all 9/11 memorials has been the "Tribute in Light" display in lower Manhattan.
Last year, on the 10th anniversary of the 2001 World Trade Center terrorist attacks, the word was out that that would be the last year of these remarkable shafts of light. So, in updating this year's 9.11 memorial events in Brooklyn, I inquired.
I'd like to share the latest information from the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in lower Manhattan:
The "Tribute in Light" will return for one night as a tribute to all those who were lost on 9/11. The lights are located at West and Morris Streets in lower Manhattan. The lights will be on beginning at sunset on September 11, 2012 and fading away at dawn on September 12, 2012. There will be no formal program. The lights are best seen when it is completely dark; sunset is expected to occur at 7:11pm that night and sunrise is expected to occur at 6:34am on the morning of September 12, 2012.