Thirteen specially-crafted figurative birds have been put back in place on stands at a memorial to those who were killed in a mass shooting in Binghamton in 2009.

The birds were removed from the ACA Memorial Park at Front and Clinton streets several weeks ago for maintenance work. Minor repairs were made to a couple of the glass sculptures.

Workers from the city Parks and Recreation department assisted Rochester-area artist Milon Townsend in reattaching the birds to the poles at the site.

Thirteen glass birds were reattached to poles at the memorial on February 6, 2019. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Project coordinator David Marsland said a permanent trust fund is being established to provide for long-term maintenance of the memorial.

The park was established to honor those who died at the American Civic Association building on Front Street on April 3, 2009. Marsland's wife was one of those killed in the incident.

Plans are being finalized for a ceremony at the memorial park to mark the tenth anniversary of the tragedy.

Glass artist Milon Townsend prepares to reinstall a figurative bird at the ACA Memorial Park. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

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