Updated 04/11/2009 08:21 AM
Service marks one week since Binghamton shootings
BINGHAMTON, N.Y. -- The City of Binghamton marked one week since a deadly shooting attack at the American Civic Association.
Led by a bagpipe band, members of the community made their way from downtown Binghamton to Confluence Park. They planted 14 tulips in memory of the lives lost, one for each of the 13 victims and one for the shooter, Jiverly Wong, who took his own life after opening fire on a classroom of students learning English.
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The fourteenth flower upset some, including members of the victims' families.
"For some among us, 13 innocent victims are who we need to commemorate. And for some among us, 14 who have died are what we need to commemorate. And I understand that there is a difference among us. There is quite frankly, a difference within me," said Douglas Taylor, Unitarian Universalist Congregation Minister.
At 10:30 a.m., the city rang a bell 13 times in memory of the shooting victims.