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Flight 111: Lost, Not Forgotten

The 229 people who died Sept. 2 when Swissair Flight 111 crashed into the Atlantic Ocean are being memorialized over and over again, and hundreds of flowers have been strewn on the waters over the wreckage, reports Correspondent Rob Gordon of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

For weeks, family members and other visitors from around the world have come to Peggy's Cove, Nova Scotia, to leave floral tributes and notes for the crash victims. Many relatives have had their only view of the crash site from the lighthouse there.

There was another memorial service on Tuesday - not the first, and definitely not the last.

"It is important because we want to pause with respect for those who have died in the crash," says the Rev. Lloyd O'Neil, the padre for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. "We also wanted to remember them in prayer, because they were people of faith."

The prayer services also have helped to form a connection among those left behind, those lost, and the sea, reports Gordon.

In the meantime, recovery of the wreckage continues, and crash investigators have set an October 31 deadline to recover wreckage from the plane before winter sets in.