SCHOHARIE, NY – Sunday marked the somber, one-year anniversary of a limousine crash in New York State that killed 20 people.
Family and first responders gathered at the site of the crash in Schoharie for the unveiling of a new memorial.
“We come as we are and all are welcome here in this place,” said Rev. Dr. Sherri Meyer-Veen. “We gather as a diverse people of complicated and mixed emotions we bear witness to a life changing event and to each other.”
The group gathered not only to remember the lives lost, but to help bring peace to all those who were affected by these unimaginable circumstances.
A day, and weeks that followed, bridging together families and first responders who may have otherwise never met.
“How do we thank these people? Well, we don’t have that answer, for there are not enough words or expressions of love or gifts to share our gratitude,” said Donna Rivenburg, the mother of one of the victims killed in the crash.
The group they placed flowers on the reflections memorial a piece created with the help of the community and the families as the names of each person were read.