A vigil was held to remember the victims of this week's deadly train derailment in Washington.
Nearly three days after this deadly derailment, the people of DuPont gathered.
“As we enter into the most holy holiday weekend, we remember that there are three families who got the most horrible news they can possibly get,” DuPont’s mayor, Mike Courts, said to the crowd.
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The scouts of Troop 472 provided an outlet to remember the lives affected.
Monday's derailment injured dozens and killed three.
Zack Willhoite and Jim Hamre were passionate advocates for passenger railroad.
Ben Gran -- another rail buff -- was also killed. Family members say he had taken more than 400 trips on Amtrak.
While investigators work to zero in on a cause, DuPont’s mayor says the crash will never leave them.
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“By 7:40 in the morning a horrific and unimaginable accident occurred, right here in our city,” Courts said. “Their lost sons are now embraced by this family. These people who were strangers to us on Monday, they're now part of our community.”
The scouts say there’s a reason they decided on a candlelight vigil.
“The message is, there’s still a light, there’s hope. It might seem dark and bleak right now but in the end everything will be better,” said Michael Forbes, a DuPont Eagle Scout.
And people here say they've experienced the strange way a tragedy can unite a community.
The crash “helped us identify what as neighbors we felt is important. And that's one another,” Gruba said.
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The group ended the vigil with song – the chose to sing, “Silent Night.”
DuPont’s mayor says with traffic back to normal, he will likely lift the city's emergency declaration Thursday morning.
Scenes From The Washington State Train Derailment