2002-11-16 / Community

Flight 587 Memorial - In Belle Harbor


A memorial wall was set up at the site of the crash. Many flowers, candles and teddy bears were placed there in memory of the victims.A memorial wall was set up at the site of the crash. Many flowers, candles and teddy bears were placed there in memory of the victims.
"This is incredible! So many people are coming to remember their loved ones," said a 1010 WINS reporter during a live radio broadcast."This is incredible! So many people are coming to remember their loved ones," said a 1010 WINS reporter during a live radio broadcast.A relative offers prayers for loved ones lost.A relative offers prayers for loved ones lost.

ABC News (Channel 7) reporter N.J. Burkett interviews Broad Channel Volunteer Firefighters Eddie Wilmarth (left) and Robert Nussberger.ABC News (Channel 7) reporter N.J. Burkett interviews Broad Channel Volunteer Firefighters Eddie Wilmarth (left) and Robert Nussberger.The pain was overwhelming. Some family members chose to grieve as one.The pain was overwhelming. Some family members chose to grieve as one.

Two women from the company 1-800-FLOWERS handed out white roses to relatives of those who perished.Two women from the company 1-800-FLOWERS handed out white roses to relatives of those who perished.Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton was among those taking part in the service. "This is a sad day for the relatives and for Rockaway," stated Clinton.Senator Hillary Rodham-Clinton was among those taking part in the service. "This is a sad day for the relatives and for Rockaway," stated Clinton.

A man prepares to place a wreath near the memorial wall.A man prepares to place a wreath near the memorial wall.Burkett interviews retired New York City firefighter Tom McVeigh.                                                                              Photos by Gary G. TomsBurkett interviews retired New York City firefighter Tom McVeigh. Photos by Gary G. Toms

As the buses filed in, relatives of the victims made their way to memorial area.As the buses filed in, relatives of the victims made their way to memorial area.Newsday reporter Merle English speaks to "Braving The Waves..." author Kevin Boyle about the memorial and its impact on Rockaway.Newsday reporter Merle English speaks to "Braving The Waves..." author Kevin Boyle about the memorial and its impact on Rockaway.

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