Remembering with Memorial Sites

Six years ago today, we were stunned by the news that Comair Flight 5191 had crashed shortly after takeoff, killing 49 of the 50 people aboard.  We immediately created a Guest Book through which people could share condolences for all the victims.  But we felt there should be more Legacy.com could do to honor lost lives in situations like this one.

Our content and technical teams began discussions about leveraging our technology to better respond to events with mass casualties. Those discussions led to the creation of Legacy Memorial Sites.

Though we continue to feel stunned when such events take place, we take some comfort in knowing that our team is now able to quickly create a memorial site with profiles and Guest Books for each victim.  We are humbled by the outpouring of grief we see in these sites, and we are proud to play a role in helping people memorialize lives lost in events such as the Colorado Movie Theater Shootings, the devastating 2011 Tornados, and the West Virginia Mine Explosion.

Today and always, our thoughts are with the families and friends of those who perished aboard Comair Flight 5191.

About Katie

I joined Legacy.com in 2002 as a part-time content screener and now serve as Director of Operations, overseeing Legacy’s day-to-day operations (Guest Book screening, obituary processing, customer service, and client service). I grew up in California, the daughter of a psychologist and a minister. My parents instilled in me the importance of listening to and caring about others. One of the things I appreciate most about working at Legacy.com is that I am able to have a small part in easing people's pain during one of the most difficult times in their lives. In my life outside of Legacy, I enjoy baking treats (and bringing them to the office to share), playing the piano, reading, taking pictures, tending to our vegetable & herb gardens, trying out new restaurants and foods, spending time with my husband, Chuck (whom I met at Legacy) and our kids, Brett Jr. & Josie, and playing with our hound dogs, Mugsy and Bo Jangles.
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