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Five days of ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the TWA Flight 800 explosion ended with Sunday's unveiling of a memorial to victims at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine.

Three bronze panels with the 230 victims' names are on a stone wall of the church above a quote from Psalm 139: "If I take the wings of the morning and dwell in the uppermost parts of the sea, even there shall Thy hand lead me and Thy right hand shall hold me."

Each victim's name was said aloud in a 20-minute reading, echoing amid sobs in the cavernous cathedral.

The memorial, 4 feet by 4 feet, is beneath a stained-glass window memorializing the sinking of the Titanic.

Flight 800 exploded off Long Island on July 17, 1996, after leaving for Paris from Kennedy Airport. Investigators still have not conclusively determined the cause but believe mechanical failure was most likely to blame.

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