Flight 587 Memorial - Time Capsules Inc.
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Flight 587 Memorial

New York, NY

Flight 587 Memorial

Flight 587 Memorial located in Rockaway Beach. Time Capsules Inc. made a metal container for every family. When filled each was placed in the Time Capsule and sealed. Main inscription on plaque:

ON NOVEMBER 12, 2001: AMERICAN AIRLINES FLIGHT 587 DEPARTED JFK INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT EN / ROUTE TO THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC. AT 9:16 AM, SECONDS AFTER TAKE OFF, THE JET CRASHED INTO / THE COMMUNITY OF BELLE HARBOR KILLING ALL 260 PASSENGERS AND CREW AND FIVE BELLE HARBOR / RESIDENTS. PEOPLE FROM FRANCE, HAITI, ISRAEL, TAIWAN, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND THE UNITED / STATES AND PUERTO RICO WERE ON THE FLIGHT YET THE MAJORITY WERE OF DOMINICAN DESCENT / TRAVELING TO THEIR HOMELAND OR RETURNING FROM VISITING FAMILY. THE PLANE STRUCK THE / GROUND AT THE INTERSECTION OF BEACH 131ST STREET AND NEWPORT AVENUE WHERE MEMBERS OF THE / FIRE AND POLICE DEPARTMENTS (MANY OF THEM OFF DUTY) AND NUMEROUS VOLUNTEERS RUSHED / TO THE SCENE. DESPITE THEIR HEROIC EFFORTS, THE CRASH OF FLIGHT 587 STANDS TO DATE AS THE / SECOND LARGEST AVIATION TRAGEDY IN U.S. HISTORY. ALL NEW YORKERS WERE DEVASTATED BY THIS / TERRIBLE EVENT, OCCURRING ONLY TWO MONTHS AND A DAY AFTER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER ATTACK. / THE COMMUNITIES OF WASHINGTON HEIGHTS AND BELLE HARBOR WERE UNIQUELY AFFECTED. MANY OF / THE PASSENGERS LIVED IN AND AROUND WASHINGTON HEIGHTS. BELLE HARBOR WAS HOME TO MANY / POLICE OFFICERS AND FIREFIGHTERS WHO LOST THEIR LIVES ON 9/11. THESE COMMUNITIES, TOGETHER / WITH THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS AND THE CITY OF NEW YORK HAVE CREATED THIS MONUMENT TO / HONOR THOSE WHO PERISHED AND ENSURE THAT WE NEVER FORGET THOSE WE HAVE LOVED AND LOST. /

Location

New York, NY