People took photos of the sculpture following the dedication of the 5191 Memorial held in The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky on Alumni Dr. in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 27, 2011.   More than 600 people, many of them family members of the victims, came to see the sculpture unveiled. Douwe Blumberg created the piece to honor the 49 lives lost in the August 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191. Charles Bertram | Staff
People took photos of the sculpture following the dedication of the 5191 Memorial held in The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky on Alumni Dr. in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 27, 2011. More than 600 people, many of them family members of the victims, came to see the sculpture unveiled. Douwe Blumberg created the piece to honor the 49 lives lost in the August 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191. Charles Bertram | Staff
People took photos of the sculpture following the dedication of the 5191 Memorial held in The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky on Alumni Dr. in Lexington, Ky., Saturday, August 27, 2011. More than 600 people, many of them family members of the victims, came to see the sculpture unveiled. Douwe Blumberg created the piece to honor the 49 lives lost in the August 2006 crash of Comair Flight 5191. Charles Bertram | Staff

Tom Eblen: 5191 memorial all about community, healing

August 28, 2011 12:00 AM

UPDATED August 28, 2011 10:02 PM

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Tom Eblen is a columnist for the Lexington Herald-Leader who writes about life, people and issues in Lexington and Kentucky. A Lexington native, Eblen was the Herald-Leader's managing editor from 1998 to 2008.