Police Officer Pepe Smith watches the sun rise over Rockaway beach, just prior to the memorial service for the one-year anniversary of the crash of America Airlines Flight 587. Officer Smith was on duty the day the plane crashed. "It's hard to say how I feel. It's a difficult day," said Smith.
Mirna Almonte holds a framed photograph of her brother Humberto Jimenez Blanco, during an interview on Nov. 8. Blanco was killed in the crash.
On Saturday, Nov. 9, a memorial tree planting service was held in Queens. Twelve oak and serviceberry trees were planted to honor the people who died in the crash.
Mourners listen as the names of people who died in the crash are read during the memorial service.
Yesenia Rivera, left, is comforted by her aunt, Candida Rodriguez, center, and cousin, Rosa Rodriguez, as the names of Rivera's mother and two aunts are read from the list.
Nicolasa Martinez wipes a tear away as her son-in-law reads a eulogy for her daughter, who was killed in the crash.
Gladys Morales Munoz talks about her husband, Luis, during an interview on Nov. 8. Her husband, seen in the picture to her left, was a veteran Dominican baseball player. Gladys recounts how her heart has swelled every time she throws out a pitch at a baseball game, just as he used to do before dying in the crash.
Mourners listen as Msgr. Martin Geraghty speaks at the memorial service for the first anniversary of the crash. About 500 mourners sat or stood under umbrellas to remember those who perished.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg removes an umbrella from the podium at Jacob Riis Park on Tuesday, Nov. 12. "It's a time to remember those who are gone and comfort those who remain. The tremendous loss we suffered on that day a year ago added new burdens to an already grieving city," Bloomberg said.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., huddles under an umbrella as she joins mourners at the crash site. Mourners traveled to the site for a moment of silence at 9:16 a.m., the time that the plane crashed moments after taking off from Kennedy Airport.
Roberto Cocco, left, and Michael Brijiall join hands during that moment of silence.
Another mourner presses her cheek to the fence still surrounding the site of the crash.
Two young mourners huddle together underneath a red cross blanket.