LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Monday marks a somber anniversary in Kentucky's history, the crash of Comair flight 5191.
Flowers already mark those quiet visits that have taken place at the memorial in the arboretum.
"We wanted to come pay our respects to the families and the victims of that flight. And they're in our thoughts and prayers all the time," said Alison Morris, who visited the memorial Sunday.
50 people were on board when the plane crashed in 2006. Only the plane's co-pilot, Jim Polehinke, survived.
This will be the first year since the crash that a public memorial service won't be held.
Lois Turner, who lost her then husband Larry Turner in the crash, says this can be important for the healing process.
"I think after the dedication of the permanent memorial last year, that now is a good time for us to remember privately in whatever way families choose," said Lois Turner.
"I'm so blessed to have what I consider a normal day. I teach part-time, I teach junior high math at Lexington Christian Academy and I will go and teach," Turner continued.
"I think that's part of healing, is to be able to resume and to do normal things. And I know that's what Larry would want," said Turner.
"Be grateful for each day that we are given, and to thank God for the people that he puts in our lives. Because as we learned that day, six years ago, it can end very quickly," Turner said.