Each year on Sept. 10, two ghostly shafts of light rise up into the night sky from the site once occupied by the twin towers of the World Trade Center. The tradition, known as the Tribute in Light, was begun in 2002 as a memorial to the 3,000 innocent Americans whose lives were senselessly cut short on that fateful September day a year earlier.
This year, the man-made tribute had some help from God.
WNBC reports that a rainbow appearing to originate from the site of the fallen towers was captured in a tweet by a Queens resident who went out on the terrace of his apartment to check the weather:
— Ben Sturner (@leverageagency) September 10, 2015
Once people started noticing his photos online, the responses started pouring in, with many remarking on the timing — a day before the nation would pay tribute to victims of the terror attacks from 14 years ago.
One woman tweeted him, “Best birthday present in 14 years. This picture of hope and renewal that I feel coursing through me and out my fingertips. Thank you.”
One woman commented on the photo as shared on NBC 4 New York’s Facebook page: “The message: let this rainbow be a sign of peace, strength and forgiveness. They are all angels, resting in peace. 9/11/01.”