100 Words: Rose

1896899_412325365569105_466038779_nThirty-three years ago today I didn’t go to a Valentine’s Day dance at the local nightclub because I thought it was just for kids.  When I woke up the next morning I learned that a fire had broken out and 48 kids never got the chance to go home. The last rose some of them received would have been in their funeral wreath instead of a Valentine bouquet.

Thirty-three years later, the building still stands, with no indication of the tragedy that played out that night. Inquests have never reached a verdict.

The Stardust families still haven’t learned the truth.

100 Words #365Picture of the Stardust Memorial from Larry O’Toole’s Facebook page

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3 thoughts on “100 Words: Rose”

  1. How terribly sad. i pray that they are able to discover the true cause of that disaster, and that justice will be dealt, so the families and loved ones of those who were injured or killed can find peace.

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