Sunday, July 15, 2007

Fire Victims to be Honored


The Rome News-Tribune reports that a remembrance and plaque dedication ceremony will be held in Rome, Ga. on July 25, 2007. The four Winecoff fire victims to be honored, were in room 1030 of the Winecoff Hotel when it burned on December 7, 1946.

The Winecoff catastrophe was made all the more tragic by the loss of thirty of Georgia's best and brightest high school students. Each had earned their memberships into a youth assembly to represent their areas in a mock legislative session at the State Capitol.

So beloved and respected were the boys from Rome that now, sixty years later, many of their classmates and others will gather--just to remember them. The details are here.

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