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Mourners of Flight 800 victims gather on LI, mark 25 years since tragedy

Images that capture the family members, pilots and TWA investigators as they read the 230 names of passengers and flight crew killed on TWA Flight 800 during a solemn ceremony Saturday evening at Smith Point County Park .

Sayville resident Fran Haas carries roses Saturday to
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Sayville resident Fran Haas carries roses Saturday to be placed at the foot of the Mastic Beach memorial wall for the TWA 800 victims.

A single flower sticks out of the sand
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A single flower sticks out of the sand to honor a loved one lost in the crash of TWA Flight 800 25 years ago at a memorial event Saturday in Mastic Beach.

The names of victims of TWA Flight 800
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The names of victims of TWA Flight 800 were read aloud Saturday at a Mastic Beach memorial as friends and family looked on.

 

Friends and family of victims of TWA Flight
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Friends and family of victims of TWA Flight 800 at a Saturday memorial in Mastic Beach on the 25th anniversary of the crash.

A visitor on Saturday touches the name of
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A visitor on Saturday touches the name of a victim of the TWA Flight 800 crash etched on a memorial in Mastic Beach.

A visitor to the Mastic Beach memorial to
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A visitor to the Mastic Beach memorial to TWA Flight 800 victims points to name on the wall Saturday.

 

Dumont, New Jersey resident Jennifer Larssen, 74, takes
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Dumont, New Jersey resident Jennifer Larssen, 74, takes a moment to reflect Saturday at the Mastic Beach memorial to TWA Flight 800 victims.

A visitor to the Mastic Beach memorial for
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

A visitor to the Mastic Beach memorial for TWA Flight 800 victims Saturday.

 

Roses are left Saturday at the foot of
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Roses are left Saturday at the foot of the Mastic Beach memorial wall for TWA Flight 800 victims on the 25th anniversary of the crash off East Moriches.

 

The memorial in Mastic Beach for the victims
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The memorial in Mastic Beach for the victims of TWA Flight 800.

Patchogue resident Mary Glander, a TWA employee for
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Patchogue resident Mary Glander, a TWA employee for more than 30 years, wipes tears from her eyes Saturday as she reads names on the Mastic Beach memorial wall for victims of Flight 800.

 

Lido Beach resident Sharon Hopper puts flowers at
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Lido Beach resident Sharon Hopper puts flowers at the water's edge during a Saturday memorial in Mastic Beach for TWA 800 victims to mark 25 years since the crash. 

Flowers lay on the ground under one of
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Flowers lay on the ground under one of the benches at the memorial wall in Mastic Beach for Flight 800 victims.

 

Attorney Margaret Giugliano, right, who worked for TWA,
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Attorney Margaret Giugliano, right, who worked for TWA, points out a name on the memorial wall for victims of Flight 800.

 

Family and friends of those killed in the
Credit: Newsday/J. Conrad Williams Jr.

Family and friends of those killed in the crash of TWA Flight 800 embrace Saturday in Mastic Beach at an event marking 25 years since the 747 went down off the coast of East Moriches.

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