08/30/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Taconic Crash Victims Mourned On Long Island

The mourners arrived in dark suits, some carrying children they seemed to clutch with newfound urgency.

About 1,000 people came to Our Lady of Victory Roman Catholic Church in Floral Park, N.Y., on Thursday morning to share grief over the deaths of five members of an extended Long Island family, four of them children. About 700 people jammed the church pews, with another 300 or so outside with two lines of bagpipe players, awaiting a service that was going to be broadcast on speakers.

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