On November 20, 1967, tragedy befell the family of Paula and Dr. Fred Wolf, as well as Amberley Village, the small community where they had chosen to raise their family. Paula and Fred were returning from a family visit in Los Angeles when the plane they were travelling on, TWA Flight 128, crashed into the hillside upon its approach to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky Airport. Fred, along with most of the other passengers and crew on the flight, was killed. Paula and a handful of other passengers survived, although many were severely injured.
This past Saturday, November 26, 2011, forty-four years after this tragedy, a memorial was dedicated to the victims and survivors of Flight 128, as well as two other similar plane crashes - Flights 694 and 383 - at the Boone County airport. My husband, Scott, became involved with the group planning the memorial when he first learned of its inception in 2009. He was instrumental in the choice of a park-like setting for the monument, where families could both play and reflect on their loved ones. Current council member, Peg Conway, whose seat I will be filling at the end of the month, came with her husband Joe and represented Amberley Village by taking part in the reading of the names of the victims of Flight 128. If you watch the video, you will also see my son, Freddie -- named after his grandpa Fred -- also participate in the reading of the names, including that of his namesake.
Color Guard at Memorial
Scott's speech at the dedication
Reading of the names of Flight 128 victims
The Memorial Plaque - Flight 128 side