The CNN special “Shine A Light” hosted by Jake Tapper highlighted young adults who are still dealing with the loss of their parents in the September 11th terror attacks. H.E.R. performed two extraordinary and touching covers, Stevie Wonder’s “Love’s In Need of Love Today” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” The coolest part is Stevie Wonder reached out and said he loved H.E.R.’s rendition! Keep scrolling to see the full cover!
The special was organized by nonprofit 9/11 Day, 12 other 9/11 organizations, and the City of New York. According to the press release, it paid tribute to the nearly 3,000 people who were killed, their families, survivors, rescue and recovery workers and volunteers, and those in the military. The now young adults deeply affected by the events of 9/11 talked about its impact in their life.
“Shine A Light” was filled with musical performances that included Brad Paisley, Common, and Maroon 5. Former New York Giants Eli Manning presented along with Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio who joined forces again just as they did back in 2001, after the 9/11 attack for the ‘Concert for New York City.’
David Paine, the 9/11 Day President and Co-Founder/Producer of “Shine A Light” shared the intent behind the program. “We created ‘Shine A Light’ so that the 9/11 community could tell its story directly to the American public and demonstrate that even in the face of great tragedy, good things can arise if we’re willing to simply shine a light on the natural goodness that lives in ourselves and in all of us.” They encouraged viewers to take a moment to pay tribute by posting and sharing one act of kindness, charity or service on 911day.org.
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