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'Let the world not forget'

Prayer service marks Olympic bombing anniversary

ATLANTA (CNN) -- Some came to Centennial Olympic Park to remember a day that many would like to forget. Others came to heal bad memories. And still more came to remember the woman who died when a bomb exploded at last year's Summer Olympics.

"Let the world not forget Alice Hawthorne," a weeping John Hawthorne said of his wife during a Sunday prayer service led by Mayor Bill Campbell at the park.

The bomb injured 100 other people. A Turkish television cameraman, Melih Uzunyol, suffered a fatal heart attack while running to film the aftermath of the explosion.


A year later, the crime remains unsolved. Investigators leaked the name of a suspect -- Richard Jewell, a security guard who first spotted the backpack containing the bomb -- but later he was publicly cleared of all suspicion.

Authorities now think the Olympic Park bombing is linked to two later attacks in Atlanta -- the bombings of an abortion clinic and a gay nightclub.

Among those who gathered at Sunday's service was Alice Hawthorne's daughter, Fallon Stubbs. Mrs. Hawthorne had brought the 14-year-old to a rock concert at the park as a pre-birthday treat.

"Time has taken away some of the pain," said the teen, who was hit by flying shrapnel during the bombing and plans to undergo cosmetic surgery to repair the damage.


"It's really hard today ... to be here. But it looks real nice," she said of the park.

Hours earlier, at 1:20 a.m. -- the exact time when the bomb went off a year ago -- a man placed candles at the bomb site.

Ron Jones of Palo Alto, California, was in the park at the time of the bombing and said he did not want the victims to be forgotten.

Jones also put up signs in the park. They read: "To the Olympic Park bomber, please surrender."


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