VIDEO: A Tour of the ACA Memorial Park 12 Years After the Tragedy
Twelve years have elapsed since a gunman killed 13 people at the American Civic Association building on Front Street in Binghamton.
Investigators said following the rampage, the perpetrator died after shooting himself.
The ACA Memorial Park was constructed at Front and Clinton streets, a short distance north of the scene of the tragedy.
The park features 13 bird figurines designed by a Rochester-area glass artist Milon Townsend.
Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program in 2013, Townsend said he's "very, very pleased" with the mounted figurines. The birds are lighted at night.
Townsend said people are passengers in a vehicle approaching the memorial park will notice how the overall composition changes because of the number of pieces that are part of the installation. He said the image changes significantly as you move around the site.
An in-person memorial service is not being held this year because of the Covid-19 pandemic.
People are able to submit messages of support on the American Civic Association website.
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