Clintons celebrate memory of Brown, other crash victims


WASHINGTON -- President Clinton spent much of last week consoling others, but on Easter Sunday morning it was his turn to listen as a minister offered words of comfort.

Mr. Clinton and his family joined the congregation in celebrating the memory of Commerce Secretary Ronald H. Brown and the 34 members of his delegation who were on the military plane that crashed into a Croatian mountainside on Wednesday.

J. Philip Wogaman, senior minister, said the delegation was doing the "work of practical goodness" and those who died combined the best instincts of government and business to "help restore a troubled, war-torn, demolished society."

He had special words for Adam Darling, a 29-year-old confidential assistant at the Commerce Department, who was a member of the church.

Mr. Darling's parents, who attended the service, requested his favorite hymn, "This Is My Song."

Pub Date: 4/08/96

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