Obama: Crash is Reminder of Fragility of Life


obama_mail_500pxPresident Barack Obama said today that the deadly plane crash in upstate New York (reported here) reminds the nation of the fragility of life and the value of each day. Speaking at an event at the White House, Obama said today that his prayers are with families and friends who lost loved ones.  One of the victims was Beverly Eckert, a Sept. 11 widow. She was just at the White House last week with Obama as part of a meeting he had with relatives of those killed in the 2001 attacks and the bombing of the USS Cole.

Obama said Eckert was an inspiration to him and he hopes her family finds comfort in the days ahead.

In an earlier¬†statement released by the White House this morning, Obama said that “Michelle and I are deeply saddened to hear of the tragic accident outside of Buffalo.”

Obama said that “our hearts go out to the families and friends who lost loved ones” on Continental Connection Flight 3407 Thursday night. He also said he wanted to thank the “brave first responders” who initially arrived on the scene, not far from the Buffalo airport, to try and save lives.

{Elisha Ferber-Matzav.com Newscenter}