In case you missed it. The beacon known as the Tribute in Light will burn bright through the 10th anniversary of the 2001 attacks thanks to funding secured by the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, or LMDC.
LMDC also approved additional funding for two other instrumental 9/11 memorial programs, including StoryCorps and Project Rebirth. The Tribute in Light received $695,000, StoryCorps received $400,000 and Project Rebirth got $300,000, according to the LMDC.
The Tribute in Light replaced the fallen twin towers with two beams of light shooting into the night sky to commemorate the victims of the 9/11 attacks. StoryCorps is a national oral history project with a mission to honor and celebrate lives through listening. Project Rebirth is a film project chronicling the experiences of 9/11 victims and first responders, while using time-lapse motion picture cameras to capture reconstruction efforts at the World Trade Center site.
By Michael Frazier, Sr. Communications Manager for the 9/11 Memorial