A surprise late autumn snow storm disrupted parts of Sunday’s Remembrance Program. But since over 100 family members made it to the fire station the occasion continued, although the commemorative tribute at Delancy Road was cancelled.
Earlier this week, committee volunteers took the flowers, wreaths, and notes out to the crash site for the families unable to visit the memorial monument. The fresh flowers, roses, and evergreens stood out nicely on the small snow-covered strip of frozen land.
Many community and family members were unable to make the trip to the program due to the road conditions. Families trying to get across the Delaware Memorial Bridge phoned to say it was closed and similar reports came in about conditions elsewhere.
One of our objectives was to create a Flight 214 Archives so we taped many of the activities. As we were anticipating an additional 50 family members and a large community turnout we will share portions of the recordings online, but it is going to take a few weeks to process the material.