Girls organize vigil for Metrolink crash victims.
A community candlelight vigil will be held at 6:45 tonight at the Chatsworth Depot Train
Station to commemorate the victims of the Chatsworth Metrolink train tragedy.
This event was organized by two Chatsworth teens, 15-year old Haley and 17-year
old Kristen, who were so moved by the tremendous loss of life that they took it
upon themselves to make memorial candles bearing the names of the victims who
died in last Friday’s Metrolink train disaster.
Hart High Senior Kari Hsieh, 18, was one of the youngest victims of the crash.
Councilman Grieg Smith, who is helping the girls promote the event, asked
participants to consider the survivors and pray for a full and speedy recovery
for all those who were injured.
No RSVP is necessary. Although Haley and Kristen will be providing more than
200 tea lights for participants to light in memory of those who passed away,
participants are encouraged to bring their own candles as well because many
people are expected to attend.
The Chatsworth Depot Train Station is located at 10046
Old Depot Plaza Road, one block west of Canoga
Avenue. Enter from Devonshire
or Lassen Streets.
“We applaud this remarkable and moving effort by such young
members of our community,” Smith said. “Like the outpouring of support and
assistance from local residents who gave first aid, food, water and medical
supplies to help the first responders and the injured, it is a testament to the
goodness of people in the community.”