NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi holds annual 9/11 memorial ceremony with social distancing

There are various ceremonies throughout New York City today honoring the lives lost on 9/11.

News 12 Staff

Sep 11, 2020, 4:03 PM

Updated 1,355 days ago

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There are various ceremonies throughout New York City today honoring the lives lost on 9/11.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi hosted a small service at its 9/11 Memorial Garden to continue the tradition, despite limitations from COVID-19.

Even with social distancing guidelines in place and limiting the amount of people, NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi held their commemoration of 9/11 in their memorial garden.

NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi is used to having a larger crowd at their annual 9/11 commemoration ceremonies, but say this year their message is still the same even with less people.

The hospital put out 25 chairs, each six feet apart from each other for people in the hospital and on their advisory board to attend. Masks were also required.

At 8:46 a.m., the ceremony paused for a moment of silence, marking the moment the first plane crashed into the North Tower.
People who came to the ceremony honored people who lost their lives that lived and worked in the Bronx by placing flowers on their two memorial groves for them.

Hospital staff tells News 12 honoring the victims of 9/11, even during the pandemic, will always be a priority.
Although this year’s ceremony was limited because of COVID-19, people tell News 12 they still felt the same impact they do every year.


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