Daily Archives: July 18, 2014

Remembering Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz

Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, for whom DeKorte Park’s beautiful butterfly garden is named, died 18 years ago Thursday.

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

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

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

Elaine Raine photographed several butterflies and a clear-winged moth in Jill’s Garden yesterday.   We share them now. (Thank you, Elaine.)

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