Remembering Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz

DSCN0145Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, for whom DeKorte Park’s beautiful butterfly garden is named,  died 17 years ago today. IMG_4368

She was part of the crew of TWA Flight 800, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean off Long Island on July 17, 1996.

The Meadowlands Commission decided to hold Butterfly Day in late July in part to honor her memory.

Jill’s Garden, with its wonderful array of blooming flowers and butterfly bushes, is an amazing yet tranquil place.

You can read more about the flight and the crew here and here.

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