LANCASTER, N.Y.- Calling hours began Wednesday for the 14-year-old boy who was killed over the weekend after two small planes collided into each other.
James Metz, along with 78-year-old pilot Tony Mercurio, died while taking part in a Young Eagles event at the Buffalo Lancaster airport.
The Metz family is gracious to the support they've received from the community.
"Lancaster is amazing. I've been involved in schools, [her husband has] been involved in the village of Lancaster," Suzanne Metz told 2 On Your Side Tuesday.
A sign outside of Lancaster Middle School has a message in support of the Metz family. In addition, students at Lancaster High School plan on wearing blue Friday in honor of James.
Metz's funeral will take place this Friday at 10 a.m. at the Our Lady of Pompeii Church in Lancaster.