Memorial Unveiled for RI Nightclub Fi...

Memorial Unveiled for RI Nightclub Fire

There are 1 comment on the The Associated Press story from Feb 17, 2008, titled Memorial Unveiled for RI Nightclub Fire . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

“Five years ago, a great tragedy happened right here on this cold and barren slab of asphalt”

The wind would strum a 100-string harp in a memorial that was proposed Sunday as hundreds of people gathered to mark the fifth anniversary of one of the nation's deadliest fires.

Survivors and relatives of the 100 people killed huddled next to a memorial of crosses and photographs on the grounds of The Station nightclub, with some wearing shirts bearing their loved one's picture and crying softly as the name of each person killed was read aloud.

'It is still so difficult to imagine that that much time has passed, since that night is so vivid in our hearts and minds,' Jessica Garvey, whose sister, Dina DeMaio, died in the fire, told the crowd. Read more

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steve

East Providence, RI

#1 Feb 24, 2008
I think the memorial is too much!! The meeting house looks similar to the one room Amish schoolhouse in Nickel Mines Pennsylvania where many children were murdered.. I think the site looks like a dump. I am embarassed to live next to it. To the people who frequent the site: GET OVER IT!!! They died here,they're not buried here!!Go to the cemetery and reflect!!!! Bulldoze the site and build something else in it's place. The Amish leveled the site and planted grass. They want to put it behind them. Why can't we?

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