"We will grieve, our sorrows will never be fully erased, the hole that remains in our hearts will never completely heal, but it can be filled with the love that endures."
Two weeks after the Bluegrass was shaken by the worst aviation disaster in decades, Kentuckians came together to remember the victims and thank the heroes.
"It's what sends our firefighters into the fire, spurs our police on to the rescue, and makes ministers and care givers of us all."
The service, which was held in Lexington's Rupp Arena, was not only filled with remarks from leaders of the community but included music from the Lexington Philharmonic and several choirs and singers as well as prayer and reflection.
Governor Ernie Fletcher told the crowd of hundreds that attended the service that even though the sudden loss seems confusing now, it's important to have faith.
"We do see through a glass darkly, I believe through faith, we trust that those who have past on see more clearly face to face, they understand their pain, they understand more than we do at this time and I trust one time we'll understand also."
Governor Fletcher says, it's important to move forward with life, but never forget what happened in the early morning hours of Aug. 27, 2006.
"The scars of the lost ones will be there, and I trust there is a point in time through your journey of grief that you will reach a peace, and know, even as they know, that truly, it is well with our soul."