Today is the 16th 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.
The South Bergenite ran a column about the butterfly garden two years. The link is here.
Since then, the butterfly garden has been redone, and we’d like to think it is more beautiful than ever.