9/11 Memorial, Tribute in Light in danger of closing down!
Today NYCTalking was contacted by Margaret Caccioppoli. We received an email with some attachments and some content pasted in it that made me a little suspicious. In this day and age, unsolicited email attachments are a big NO NO. For some reason though, I was inclined to respond and ask for a summary of what this email was about. Margaret responded to me with the following:
We just want to get the word out – that the private funding and donations of Tribute in Light have been exhausted. We need as much exposure as possible – we are working with several large financial institutions and have raised $200,000 so far – it takes $500,000 for the lights to shine from dusk to dawn on September 11th.
Tribute in Light was the first memorial that was erected, six months after the attacks, and it was the only place for those who lost loved ones to grieve. The fact that it can be seen for 60 miles – allows all the boroughs of our great city a chance to reflect, remember and grieve as well.
Anyone that lived through that tragic day cannot help but be touched, and moved at the memory of what happened. At the time I was working in Rockefeller center area, and I remember seeing the first plane hit on a big screen tv. Initially I didn’t think anything of it, I mean, come on, these are the Twin Towers, that’s just a plane. Right?
Well, we all know how wrong I was, even as I write this the hair stands on end on my body, the memory still haunts me to this day. I could see it all from my office windows in midtown, the smoke, the fire, the collapse, and ultimately all the people arriving at our offices from downtown covered in soot. I was part of a major disaster recovery initiative at my firm, in fact, from the technology side I was the only one that remained behind to help. I was the command center!
I know we all have stories about 9/11, and we’d love to hear from you in the comments section, or even through an email. With your permission we would be willing to share your story with the world.
With that being said, we must do whatever we can to keep and honor the memory of the friends, family and countless strangers that lost their lives that day. Some died unawares of what was happening, while others ran into the danger in hopes of saving lives. Let’s not forget those people. Please read on for details on how you and your organizations can help these lights burn on in tribute.
We Need Your Help
After the tragic events on September 11th every year on the anniversary, the two blue beams of light flash into the sky as a sign of remembrance of what happened on that tragic day.
Tribute in light has been funded by grants and donations over the past ten years and that funding has now expired.
We need to keep Tribute in Light shining in honor of and remembrance of what happened at the World Trade Center. It is imperative that we raise sufficient funds to keep Tribute in Light alive, not only for 2012, but for many years to come.
Our target for 2012 is $500,000.
If we are not able to raise those funds, the blue twin beams of light will go dark, possibly, forever.
These blue twin beams of light show honor and respect for those who died. To honor the FDNY, NYPD, Port Authority and other first responders, for those who helped in the aftermath, for the City of New York and the United States of
We are open and more than willing to provide credit and recognition for those who assist us in raising the funds we need. To show gratitude we will provide suitable recognition at this solemn and hollowed ground location. This is a place of reverence, remembrance, and mourning.
We would welcome an opportunity to personally discuss this important initiative with you. We would want to properly position you and your organization in the correct manner for your valuable assistance in saving Tribute in Light.
Visit www.caccioppolianderson.com for more information.
“ONE TEAM FOR THE LIGHTS” AIMS TO HELP SAVE
THE BLUE TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT – SEEN FOR 60 MILES ON 9/11.
“One Team for the Lights” mission is to provide an opportunity for all America to help save
Tribute in Light – one of the most incredible memorials in our nation.
SPORTS MEDIA 101 UNVEILED A NEW CHARITABLE INITIATIVE THAT HAS SET OUT TO BRING THE SPORTS COMMUNITY OF NEW YORK AND THE COUNTRY TOGETHER TO SAVE TRIBUTE IN LIGHT. THIS INCREDIBLE MEMORIAL HONORS THOSE WHO WERE LOST, AS WELL AS THOSE WHO WORKED SO HARD TO GET NEW YORK CITY AND OUR NATION THROUGH SEPTEMBER 11TH. THE BLUE TWIN BEAMS OF LIGHT, AN ANNUAL DISPLAY OF REMEMBRANCE, ARE IN SERIOUS DANGER OF GOING DARK.
Contrary to popular belief, Tribute in Light has always been funded by private donations and grant money. Over the last ten years these funds have kept the memorial shining, but they have now been exhausted. “One Team for the Lights,” in co-operation with Sports Media 101 and The Municipal Art Society of New York, has launched a major fundraising effort to guarantee that this precious memorial remains shining for America.
Please join the team and keep Tribute in Light shining. All donations are appreciated. 100% of each tax-deductible donation made through “One Team for the Lights” goes directly to The Municipal Art Society of New York’s Tribute in Light. www.sportsmedia101.com/OneTeam/donate.
For media and press inquiries about One Team for the Lights, please contact:
The Principal Partners of
The Caccioppoli-Anderson Marketing Agency
Margaret Caccioppoli / 347.426.7879
Newell Anderson / 917.656.8142