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Families release doves at vigil

Families and friends of several victims of the June 22, 2009 Red Line crash released white doves at an evening vigil near the New Hampshire Ave bridge overlooking the accident on Tuesday.

The bridge was decorated with flower wreaths, photos and the nurse's uniform of Veronica DuBose, 29, who died in the crash.

"It feels like it just happened yesterday," said Raja Williams, Dubose's son.

Gathering at a grassy lot nearby, Evelyn Hernandez, 19, daughter of victim Anna Hernandez, stood with her five siblings and began sobbing as she recalled her mother's struggles and her own. "It's not easy losing a mother," she said amid the tears. "My mother is looking down at me and telling me, 'You can do it.'"

-- Ann Scott Tyson

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Nice, so while we're standing on Metro platforms waiting for yet another delayed train there will be doves around to crap on our heads.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 23, 2010 1:26 PM | Report abuse

Doves? Idiots probably bought them at a pet store. Those doves don't know how to find food and they will probably die. Nice touch morons.

Posted by: FiatBooks | June 23, 2010 3:20 PM | Report abuse

During this difficult time, it is especially disheartening to read the reviews of such insensitive people. The dove is the universal symbol of peace, hope and freedom and, in this context, the release of funeral doves symbolises the release of the spirit of the departed who is finally at peace. The doves are trained to return home. Were is your compassion?

Posted by: TanyaFinalTouchInc | June 23, 2010 3:41 PM | Report abuse

My compassion was crapped on my a dove.

Posted by: seraphina21 | June 23, 2010 4:35 PM | Report abuse

flying rats

Posted by: fireball72 | June 23, 2010 8:51 PM | Report abuse

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