2002-11-16 / Community

Flight 587 Memorial -In Riis Park

Flight 587 Memorial -In Riis Park


A family member of one of the victims of flight 587 remembers.A family member of one of the victims of flight 587 remembers.
Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Sulik.Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Liz Sulik.Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the opening address, speaking in both English and Spanish.Mayor Michael Bloomberg made the opening address, speaking in both English and Spanish.

Mourning in the rail at Riis Park, a family member of a victim of Flight 587 wraps herself in a blanket provided by the Red Cross. Hundreds of family members and friends traveled to the national park to listen to the mayor and a number of religious and local leaders.Mourning in the rail at Riis Park, a family member of a victim of Flight 587 wraps herself in a blanket provided by the Red Cross. Hundreds of family members and friends traveled to the national park to listen to the mayor and a number of religious and local leaders.Monsignor Martin Geraghty, the pastor of St. Francis de Sales nearby the crash site, gives the opening benediction.Monsignor Martin Geraghty, the pastor of St. Francis de Sales nearby the crash site, gives the opening benediction.

Community Affairs Police Officers from the 100 Precinct coordinated the day's activities. Pictured, Ken Beecher and Pete Rahaniotis.Community Affairs Police Officers from the 100 Precinct coordinated the day's activities. Pictured, Ken Beecher and Pete Rahaniotis.A pilot, first officer and other flight crew wait for the ceremony, looking up to watch a large commercial airliner pass over the park.A pilot, first officer and other flight crew wait for the ceremony, looking up to watch a large commercial airliner pass over the park.

Rabbi Allen Blaine, the spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El at Riis Park for the memorial.Rabbi Allen Blaine, the spiritual leader of Temple Beth-El at Riis Park for the memorial.Senator Charles Schumer and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer were present for the ceremony.Senator Charles Schumer and Assemblywoman Audrey Pheffer were present for the ceremony.

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