This morning we set out south from Halifax to visit beautiful Peggy’s Cove. As I worked for eight years in Victim Services in the Justice system, it was important to me to stop at the memorial for Swiss Air flight 111 which crashed into the ocean five miles from Peggy’s Cove in September 1998 killing all 226 people on board. Although I never worked on a disaster of this magnitude while with Victim Services, I did attend the landing of a diverted Korean Airlines 747 into Whitehorse airport on 9/11. You can read the full story here if you’re interested.
We only stopped at the smaller memorial which is closer to Peggy’s Cove. There is a larger memorial with the names of those who died closer to Bayswater, the other Nova Scotia community which was equidistant to Peggy’s Cove from the crash site.
There are lovely patterns and prints in this simple yet elegant memorial.
And another block that I finished up on my daughter’s new sewing machine before leaving Newfoundland. My October Adventure Swap block for Dawn in Kentucky. It is off in the mail winging its way to her.
Wow! I missed your 9/11 story somehow. Frightening! And now, New York and its neighbors are suffering again. I'm so saddened by what these people are going through!ReplyDelete
We were in the maritimes for our honeymoon in 2000 and saw the beautiful memorial.ReplyDelete
Yes, I, too, had missed your 9/11 story.....thanks for the link. I do remember the Swiss Air crash....what sadness one occurrence can bring to so many loved ones......ReplyDelete