2002-11-16 / Community

Flight 587 Memorial - In Astoria

 Flight 587 Memorial - In Astoria


Relatives of those who died in the crash were besieged by television cameras. There were probably as many media representatives, including The Wave, at the memorial as there were family members.Relatives of those who died in the crash were besieged by television cameras. There were probably as many media representatives, including The Wave, at the memorial as there were family members.
Hector Alagroba, whose parents died in the crash, organized the memorial service.Hector Alagroba, whose parents died in the crash, organized the memorial service.
Secretary of State Randy Daniels (right) is joined by American Airlines First Officer Todd Wissing and State Senator Malcolm Smith.Secretary of State Randy Daniels (right) is joined by American Airlines First Officer Todd Wissing and State Senator Malcolm Smith.

Family members hold picture of their loved one, who died in the crash.Family members hold picture of their loved one, who died in the crash.
Weiner is flanked by Randy Daniels and a Hispanic priest at the memorial service. The names of all those who died, including the Belle Harbor residents and the flight crew were read and a bell was tolled for each name.Weiner is flanked by Randy Daniels and a Hispanic priest at the memorial service. The names of all those who died, including the Belle Harbor residents and the flight crew were read and a bell was tolled for each name.

A grove of twelve trees was planted last Saturday in Corona Park in memory of those who died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor on November 12 of last year. The site, under the Triborough Bridge and overlooking the East River is a quiet and peaceful one. Pictured, dignitaries stand as a prayer is offered in both English and Spanish for those who died.A grove of twelve trees was planted last Saturday in Corona Park in memory of those who died in the crash of American Airlines Flight 587 in Belle Harbor on November 12 of last year. The site, under the Triborough Bridge and overlooking the East River is a quiet and peaceful one. Pictured, dignitaries stand as a prayer is offered in both English and Spanish for those who died.

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