PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) City officials, first responders and neighbors gathered Thursday evening near the scene of the Amtrak-188 derailment, to remember the 8 passengers who died when the speeding train left the tracks on a sharp curve.
On the one-year anniversary of the tragedy, Lisa Hogan, president of the PFD Family Association told those assembled, "It is through sharing our grief and supporting each other that we're able to start on the road to healing."
The sunset service included a wreath laying and candlelight vigil to pay tribute those who died, the mire than 200 who were injured and those who work tirelessly that night to help all the victims.
Among those in attendance were Richard and Cynthia Finamore, whose daughter Laura died in the crash.
Richard told FOX 29's Bruce Gordon that he and his wife appreciated the city's efforts to show support. "My wife needs that," said Finamore. "I need that. We were depleated."