Community walks from church to crash site

CLARENCE CENTER, N.Y. (WIVB)- Wednesday marks five years since the plane crash in Clarence Center that claimed 50 lives. Loved ones are remembering those killed in crash of Flight 3407, while also marking how far they have come in their crusade for safer skies. Through the tragedy, tears and tribulation, there has been immense hope and perseverance.

There was a memorial service at Zion Lutheran Church, in Clarence Center, Wednesday evening. About 200 people attended the service. From there a procession got underway, with people walking to the crash site. Friends and family members of crash victims carried candles with them as they walked three blocks to the crash site.

At 10:17 p.m. the group shared a moment of silence, to observe the moment of the tragic crash. At that time, they also rang a bell and read the names of the victims. This is something the close-knit group does each year on this day.

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Mary Abraham’s sister Tina Siniscalco said, “Tonight is about honoring all of them, and the good that we did trying to turn it around to a positive.”

The close relationship between the grieving family members and the first responders was clear Wednesday night. The groups have supported each other during this tragic experience.

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