Jay Snider speaks on behalf of the Snider family at Ed Snider's public memorial on Thursday (Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia)
When speaking of his late father, Jay Snider, who was president of the Flyers from 1983 to 1994, told those gathered at Wells Fargo Center the last sentence he heard Ed Snider say.
"I can't thank the Flyers enough for everything they've given to me and my family."
On Thursday, it was the fans and players, both past and present, saying thank you in return.
Several hundred fans and countless players from all eras of Flyers hockey gathered at Wells Fargo Center for Ed Snider's public memorial on Thursday afternoon.