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Rosemarie McGrath Testa still wears her oldest son’s wedding ring on her finger. She also wears a silver necklace with the words engraved on it that she is known to often say: Let go and let God.
Flowers and pictures are shown at the memorial Thursday, Aug. 16, 2012, in Romulus, Mich. to mark the 25th anniversary of the crash of Northwest Airlines Flight 255 near Detroit Metropolitan Airport. The MD-80 aircraft crashed in the Detroit suburb of Romulus, killing all 154 people aboard except for a 4-year-old girl. Two people also died on the ground. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)
ROMULUS, Mich. — Family members of those who died in a plane crash near Detroit Metropolitan Airport 25 years ago held a memorial Thursday night at the crash site.
Every time Karl Sup of Mesa is in Detroit for business, he stops by the black granite memorial near Interstate 94 and Middle Belt Road in Romulus, Mich. He’s there to remember a friend whose name is etched alongside with 155 others.
In a Oct. 9, 1987 file photo, Cecelia Cichan sits on her hospital bed before her release from the University of Michigan Medical Center in Ann Arbor, Mich. Cichan was the lone survivor on board the Northwest Airlines flight 255 that crashed Aug. 16, 1987 at Detroit Metropolitan Airport. Cichan discussed the crash for "Sole Survivor," an upcoming documentary featuring stories of plane crash survivors. Thursday, Aug.16, 2012 marks 25 years since the crash in the Detroit suburb of Romulus kiled 154 people on board, including Cecilia's parents and brother. A memorial event is scheduled for Thursday in Romulus, The Detroit News reported. (AP Photo, File) (AP Photo, File)
Bag-covered bodies are strewn across the hillsides flanking Middlebelt Road in Romulus, Michigan, Aug. 16, 1987 after a Northwest Airlines MD-18, en route to California via Phoenix, crashed shortly after takeoff from Detroit Metropolitan Airport. (AP Photo/Dale Atkins)