New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced that City Hall and the David N. Dinkins Manhattan Municipal Building will both be lit blue tonight to mark the 21st anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Mayor Adams also ordered all flags on city buildings — as well as stationary flagstaffs throughout the five boroughs — to continue to be flown at half-staff as a mark of respect for the memory of those who tragically lost their lives on September 11th.
“Twenty-one years later, and the deep pain of the September 11th attacks is still present for all of us. On that night, more than two decades ago, I went to Ground Zero, and I saw the ground still smoldering and all the other first responders covered in soot. I looked at a site of total destruction, and it was as though New York had the wind knocked out of it. We will never forget the attacks on September 11th, but the most remarkable moment, for me, was September 12th — when we got up,” said Mayor Adams. “September 12th was a symbol of the invincibility and the resiliency of New York City and this country. Today, we honor all those who lost their lives and their families, and all those working every day to prevent us from another terror attack.”