Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Chris Hondros Memorial Service Attended by More Than a Thousand In Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn

War photojournalist Chris Hondros was honored in a memorial service attended by more than a thousand mourners today at the Sacred Hearts & St. Stephens Church in Carroll Gardens. Hondros and "Restrepo" director Tim Hetherington were killed in a grenade attack in Libya last week.

According to CBS News, Hondros was due to be married to Christina Piaia just months from now in the same church where his memorial was held today. Attendees wept as Piaia spoke of her love for her fiancee.

"Oh, how I wish this were our wedding day," she said.
More here. See some of Hondros' photos here.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to The Chris Hondros Fund, which will provide scholarships for aspiring photojournalists and raise awareness of issues surrounding conflict photography.
The Chris Hondros Fund
c/o Christina Piaia
50 Bridge Street, No. 414
Brooklyn, NY 11201

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