BINGHAMTON (WBNG) — For local leaders and first responders, the day is not only a time to remember the lives lost in the tragedy, but reflect on how it has impacted the Binghamton community as a whole. Current Binghamton Mayor Rich David released a statement on the shooting, which reads in part: Matt Ryan was the mayor of Binghamton that horrific day, and he says the lessons to be learned from it are not about death, but life. The morning of April 3, 2009, a gunman entered the building on Front Street and killed 13 people. It is one of the country’s deadliest mass shootings. -Dolores “Dinah” Cabonilas Yigal -Marie Sonia Bernard “Today 11 years ago, I think it’s best what it says on Roberta King’s (memorial), ‘To live in the hearts of those left behind is not to die,” Ryan told 12 News Friday. -Marc Henry Bernard The thirteen victims of the shooting are: “(It) drove a very, very, vivid message home to us that this community is, sheltered as we’d like to think that we are from events like this, is just as susceptible to them as any community in the United States,” said Serowik, whose wife also responded to the scene that day. -Parveen Ali -Lan Ho -Li Guo -Layla Khalil -Mao Hong Xiu -Haihong Zhong “Regardless of all that is unfolding in the world around us, it’s important we still take time today to reflect on the lives lost 11 years ago. In the past, we have been able to come together as a community to do so. Today, a difficult day is made even harder by the fact that we can’t gather to mourn and remember together. However, our community is still together in spirit.” Raymond Serowik has served as Broome County’s Chief Medical Response Coordinator since before those tragic events, and for him, the incident served as a grim wake-up call. -Jiang Long “Today, our community pauses to reflect on the unimaginable tragedy that took 13 people from us in a senseless act of violence 11 years ago at the American Civic Association. We have never forgotten that day or the lives lost, and we never will. Their legacies live on as mothers, fathers, grandparents, husbands, wives, friends and neighbors. -Roberta “Bobbie” Badaines King -Almir Olimpio Alves -Maria “Mima” Zobniw They celebrated heritage from nine countries, spanning four continents across the entire globe.