Victims of midair collision honored | The Columbus Dispatch
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#1 Dec 17, 2010
Bobby Connell, a great swimmer at Bexley High School, was aboard the TWA flight, also.4315
#2 Dec 17, 2010
Honored for what? All they were doing was sitting in a plane. I bet a lot of people died in car crashes too that day, and of cancer. Why not a statue for everyone? What makes a death more significant just because it happened in a group?
#3 Dec 17, 2010
Because most people have something called "hearts." Living people that is.
#4 Dec 17, 2010
It's a big deal because it was the first significant accident of the jet age. Also, we tend to emphasize events that are fifty years old, kind of like your anniversary or birthday. Any anniversary with a zero on the end.
Human nature, I guess.
#5 Dec 18, 2010
See What happens when people are left to their own devices? I am talking to you " Joe." They gather around the crash scene: mutter a few "gee that's too bads" and go about their lives. That's why a physical reminder is necessary. Just look at the very nice collection of responses to the front page story from earlier in the week...and look at the responses to this follow up. Just a case in point in why memorials are necessary. They are not for the masses of people who don't care to remember.
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