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Crash victims honored

The House on Thursday passed a resolution honoring the 50 victims of Flight 3407, their friends and relatives and the emergency response staff involved in the devastating crash.

The resolution, by Reps. Chris Lee, R-Clarence, Brian Higgins, D-Buffalo, and Louise M. Slaughter, D-Fairport, also praised hundreds of volunteers who helped families of the victims. It passed, 399-0.

Lee said, "This resolution is not nearly tribute enough to the memories of the victims and the courage of their families . . . The heroism of our first responders and the kindness of the volunteers remind us that even in tough times like these, families and communities come together, rally around each other and do whatever they can to help those in need."

Higgins said, "We are devastated by loss of cherished lives, grieving for the families and friends of the victims, grateful for the professional actions of our first responders and inspired by the community response that reminds us why we live in and love this region."


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