On December 16, 2010, The Green-Wood Historic Fund dedicated a granite and bronze monument to the memory of those who had died when two airplanes collided over Staten Island fifty years earlier. For an account of that dedication, click here. It was quite a moving day; children who had lost a parent or loved one 50 years earlier, now grown up, attended the dedication and told us how pleased they were to finally have a memorial to those they had lost. It was a good, but sad, day.
In response to that earlier blog post, I recently received an e-mail from Donna Allendorf Wahlert. Donna was a college student at the time of the crash. Her friend, Theodora (“Dodie”) Tiska, was on United flight 826, and died when it crashed... click here to see the rest of this post, with images, on the Green-Wood website.