''The families and friends of those we lost never had the opportunity to bid farewell,'' said the Egyptian ambassador to the United States, Nabil Al Fahmy. ''So little can be said to relieve their pain.''But I just remember thinking it odd that the people who were on that plane were on that plane. Since then, I've once been on a flight into Amman on JordanAir that had half a dozen black hats on it so maybe it wasn't so unusual.
Today, knowing little more about the crash than they did when they arrived in Rhode Island last week, the victims' families sought solace in rituals of faith and symbols of grief. They gathered in a tent near the water at Brenton Point State Park and participated in an interfaith service with Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy members.
from the NY TIMES October 31, 2009.