Daily Archives: July 17, 2019

Remembering Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz

Jill’s Garden

 Jill Ann Ziemkiewicz, for whom DeKorte Park’s beautiful butterfly garden is named, died 23 years ago today.

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 agency decided to hold Butterfly Day in late July in part to honor her memory – this year’s Butterfly Day takes place Sunday, July 28.