Today marks the two-year anniversary of the tragedy of Flight 3407. It’s a day that all of us in Western New York will probably remember forever. In an instant, our community was forever changed.

So much has happened since that day, and so much effort has gone into making sure a horrific incident like this never happens again. The families worked so hard and can take solace in the fact that legislation has been passed to create safer skies for all of us.

I honestly have no idea where I’m going with this blog. I wanted to mention each person by name. I wanted to scream about how unfair the situation is. I wanted to commend Buffalo and all of its residents for pulling together and being so strong and supportive.

But most of all, I just want us all to remember those 50 lives that were lost and the families they left behind.

It’s OK to have fun at the Powder Keg Festival, or to get excited about your Valentine’s Day plans. But whatever you may be doing, just take a moment to remember the 50 people who are no longer with us. Think of them and their families. And hug your loved ones a little tighter.