New Memorial to Flight 3407 Victims

February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT

By Ed Reilly

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February 10, 2012 Updated Feb 12, 2012 at 11:11 AM EDT

CLARENCE CENTER, NY ( WKBW) This Sunday, February 12, 2012, will be the third anniversary of the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, NY.

To commemorate the day, the community is being invited to take part in a candle light procession that starts at 9:45pm at the Zion Lutheran Church, 9535 Clarence Center Road, Clarence Center, NY.

The vigil will head to Long Street, the site of the crash, and the site of a newly constructed private memorial for the victims and their families.

For two years, ideas and donations were collected for the low-key memorial which features a wing-shaped walkway, stone bench, and twelve trees.

The walkway is made up of 51 blocks for each of the victims and an unborn child.

There is also a crimson maple tree planted in honor of Doug Weilinski, who died when the plane fell on his house.

Remember Flight 3407, Inc., a nonprofit organization, has guided the project.

The private memorial on Long Street is phase one and plates with the victims names are expected to be installed soon.

Phase two of the project will be construction of a civic memorial at the Clarence Library.

Planners say they hope the civic memorial will be completed by next year.

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