Thursday, December 9, 2010

Green-Wood Cemetery Will Commemorate 50th Anniversary of Airplane Crash in Park Slope

We received this from Craig Hammerman at CB6:
On the morning of Dec. 16, 1960, 134 people lost their lives when United Airlines Flight 826 and TWA Flight 266 collided over the skies of Staten Island. The United aircraft crashed in Park Slope, at the intersection of Sterling Place and Seventh Avenue.

On Thursday, Dec. 16, 2010, at 9:45 a.m. -- 50 years to the day of the tragic crash -- Green-Wood Cemetery will be honoring those who perished, both in the sky and on the ground, by unveiling a new eight-foot memorial. The granite monument will stand sentinel near the gravesite where the unidentified remains of victims have rested for half a century.

This special unveiling ceremony and memorial service are co-sponsored by New York Methodist Hospital and the Park Slope Civic Council, and are free to the public. Participants will gather at the cemetery's main entrance at 25th Street and Fifth Avenue at 9:45 a.m. The service will begin promptly at 10 a.m.

Please RSVP with Isabella Vlacci at 718-210-3024.

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