CHURCH BELLS FOR VICTIMS OF FLIGHT 3407--ONE WEEK LATER
Church bells rang 50 times Thursday night for each of the 50 victims aboard Continental Airlines Flight 3407.
At a Thursday morning news briefing, town officials asked for local churches to ring their bells at 10:20pm. The time marks the exact moment one week ago that the plane dropped from the sky killing all 49 aboard and one person on the ground.
"It has been hectic," said Pastor Randy Milleville of Zion Lutheran Church in Clarence Center. "It's been emotionally draining and physically draining."
Some pastors we spoke with hope Western New Yorkers used the few minutes the bells ran to slow down and remember just what happened.
"This is just a center focusing point that allows people to reflect on what has been going on this past week and to get a little grounding in the midst of the shaking that's been going on with us," said Pastor Chuck Smith of Clarence Center United Methodist Church.
"In our church, we ring the balls one toll for each year of their age," said Pastor Milleville.
Before the bells rang, flowers, cards and stuffed animals continued to grow in the makeshift memorial outside Clarence Center United Methodist Church. It was a sign the community wants, needs to express their feelings and not ever forget what happened only seven days ago.
Also on Thursday, the Electric Tower Office Building in downtown Buffalo went dark for the rest of the night at the same time for the rest of the evening to mark one week since the fatal flight.
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