The 25th anniversary of the tragic crash of Flight 232 has taken Sioux City through community discussions, memorials, and commemorations this weekend.
Sunday, it all wrapped up, as the flight crew, survivors, and community members joined together for a time of spiritual reflection.
Morningside Lutheran Church held a memorial service.
Chaplain Clapper, a first responder to the plane crash himself, reminded those in attendance that heartbreak isn't something you have to face alone.
It's a message he feels is still very important to remember as the survivors and responders move forward with their lives.
"These heartbreaking events aren't the last word. I think it was important to be reminded of that hope that God calls us to in the future," Clapper said.
The service concluded with the placing of 296 carnations on the Spirit of Siouxland, the statue commemorating the tremendous volunteer effort of the entire area in response to the crash.