Middletown mayor says the town would be ‘happy’ to host 9/11 Tribute Lights

The mayor of Middletown says that his town would be happy to host the 9/11 Tribute in Lights.

News 12 Staff

Aug 15, 2020, 12:37 AM

Updated 1,348 days ago

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The mayor of Middletown says that his town would be happy to host the 9/11 Tribute in Lights.
The announcement comes after the annual tribute to memorialize the Sept. 11 terror attacks was canceled over COVID-19 concerns.
Mayor Tony Perry says in a statement, “As Americans, we promise to Never Forget – and the residents of this town will carry that memory, even when the city of New York chooses not to.”
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Thirty-seven Middletown residents died in the 2001 attack.
The twin beams of light represent the World Trade Center towers that were destroyed in the attack. The National Sept. 11 Memorial & Museum says spires and facades of buildings in Manhattan will be illuminated in blue instead.
Last month, organizers also cited the pandemic in canceling the annual reading of names in person by relatives of the terror attack victims.
The Associated Press wire services contributed to this report.


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