Daily Archives: July 17, 2011

In Memoriam

Today is the 15th anniversary of the last flight of TWA Flight 800, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island on July 17, 1996.

One of the crew members on that flight was a young Rutherford resident named Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, for whom DeKorte Park's beautiful butterfly garden is named.

Jill loved sunflowers, so it was only fitting that one grew and bloomed all on its own in the garden this summer in time for the anniversary.