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    Memorial plaque for Chatsworth Metrolink victims to be unveiled Saturday

    Daily News Wire Services
    Updated: 09/10/2009 12:30:03 PM PDT

    A memorial plaque honoring the victims of the Chatsworth Metrolink train disaster will be unveiled at a ceremony on Saturday, the first anniversary of the tragedy. "The tragedy brought trauma to the families of the victims, those who were injured, the rescue workers, groups that offered assistance and the entire community," said Councilman Greig Smith, whose district includes the site where a Metrolink commuter train crashed head-on with a Union Pacific freight train, killing 25 people and injuring 135.
    "The memorial plaque and service will remain on Stoney Point so that we may never forget those who passed away that sad day," he added.
    The memorial service will begin 9:30 a.m. at Stoney Point Park in Chatsworth. Topanga Canyon between the Ronald Reagan (118) Freeway and Chatsworth Street will be closed, so people interested in attending the service must park at The Church at Rocky Peak, 22601 Santa Susana Pass Road, and board a shuttle to the event.
    Another memorial to the victims was unveiled Tuesday in downtown Los Angeles. The large bronze plaque depicting railroad tracks approaching a tree- lined bend and inscribed with the words "Unfinished Journeys" is on display at the east portal of Union Station.
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