Today the Times-Dispatch published a story on the Dec. 26, 2011 commemoration of the Richmond Theater Fire at Monumental Church. They included a nice photo gallery as well, showing the laying of the memorial wreath and snapshots of the service. Glad they did this–I was sorry not to be able to attend, but it looks like about 50 came. Amazing how this tragedy, 200 years later, still has the power to move people.
And I was pleased to see that yesterday’s story about the fire is one of today’s top recommended and most popular articles on the Times-Dispatch website!