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.