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NEWS: Nunavut August 20, 2012 - 4:59 am

Photo: Resolute Bay honours the memory of First Air flight 6560

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On Aug. 20, under grey skies, family members, friends and Resolute Bay residents remember First Air flight 6560 — which crashed into a hill near Resolute Bay on Aug. 20, 2011 — in a memorial service held near the site of the crash, where a monument to the three survivors and 12 dead was unveiled. The monument quotes Romans 8:38-9:
On Aug. 20, under grey skies, family members, friends and Resolute Bay residents remember First Air flight 6560 — which crashed into a hill near Resolute Bay on Aug. 20, 2011 — in a memorial service held near the site of the crash, where a monument to the three survivors and 12 dead was unveiled. The monument quotes Romans 8:38-9: "For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present , nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." Nargis Kheraj told Nunatsiaq news that, "the service started with the wailing of a bagpipe. It was short and moving and held in Inuktitut and translated into English for the rest of us to follow along... After the ceremony people hugged and cried together and exchanged thoughts about those who were lost. Some people walked down to the crash site for a moment of personal prayer and meditation. Balloons were released to commemorate the lives of those who died." A second memorial took place in the evening in Resolute Bay. (PHOTO COURTESY OF NARGIS KHERAJ)

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