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Memorial helps families heal

LAKE GEORGE Two years ago, the region was stunned by the death of twenty senior citizens on a sunny fall day in Lake George as the Ethan Allen tour boat capsized.

On Oct. 2 at 2 p.m., near the time the tragedy took place two years ago, members of the community, town and village officials and a few family members of the victims gathered at the memorial to those who died that day in Lake George.

Its still just two years out, I think its important that we remember, said Lake George Village Mayor Robert Blais. Maybe next year, well have a quiet laying of a wreath.

The event was smaller than last year, when the memorial was dedicated and many family members from Michigan, the home of most of the victims, traveled to Lake George for the ceremony.

That was the most tragic day on Lake George that I can remember in my life, said Lake George Town Supervisor Lou Tessier. Its important that we also remember all the volunteers, community members and survivors who worked together to support each other.

Blais read a letter from a daughter of one of the victims, expressing her gratitude for the memorial service and the support, help and comfort of the area at the time of the accident.

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