Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today directed the lights of One World Trade Center's 408-foot spire be lit red, white and blue this evening in recognition of the ongoing nationwide effort to combat COVID-19.
"We are dealing with a deadly serious situation right now, and it is more important than politics and more important than partisanship. This is a war and if there is division at this time, the virus will defeat us.
"This virus doesn't discriminate — it attacks everyone, and it attacks everywhere. There are no red states, and there are no blue states, and there are no red casualties, and there are no blue casualties. It is red, white and blue. If there was ever a moment for unity, this is it.
"I am directing the World Trade Center spire to be lit red, white and blue tonight as a symbol of our commonality — we are all Americans and we will fight this war and get through this difficult time together."