Governor Cuomo: "As we reflect, let us never forget the courage, patriotism and determination shown by our veterans as they answered the call to protect and defend the United States of America."
Governor Andrew M Cuomo today announced landmarks across the state will be lit red, white and blue in recognition of Veterans Day. The landmarks being lit include:
- One World Trade Center and The Oculus World Trade Center Transportation Hub
- Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge
- Kosciuszko Bridge
- H. Carl McCall SUNY Building
- Alfred E. Smith State Office Building
- New York State Fairgrounds
- Niagara Falls
- Mid-Hudson Bridge
- Grand Central Terminal
- Lake Placid Olympic Jumping Complex
- Albany International Airport Gateway
"We owe the men and women who have so bravely served in our nation's military an incredible debt of gratitude and our utmost respect," Governor Cuomo said. "As we reflect, let us never forget the courage, patriotism and determination shown by our veterans as they answered the call to protect and defend the United States of America. We thank them for their service on this day and always."
The illumination of The Oculus will be the first after retrofitting 13,000 lighting fixtures to LED fixtures at the World Trade Center campus. This investment is expected to reduce carbon emissions by more than 4,500 metric tons annually. LED lights have a longer lifespan and will allow the agency to conserve an estimated 6.4 million kilowatt hours of electricity, which will save more than $700,000 in the first year. Many of the buildings at the World Trade Center campus are LEED Gold certified or above.