A long ago but not forgotten Kansas City tragedy is commemorated tonight.
First, here's some of the better news links on the topic . . .
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV/AP) - Kansas City, Missouri, on Saturday marked the 40th anniversary of one of its greatest tragedies with a release of white doves. About 100 people gathered at the Skywalk Memorial Plaza to remember the 114 people killed when disaster struck the Hyatt Regency Hotel on July 17, 1981.
Forty years ago, Lynn Driggers was getting ready to go out to dinner with her husband when she got the call. The Hyatt Regency, she was told, had "collapsed." Driggers worked as a nurse at St. Mary's Hospital, then located near the site at 28th Street and Main, and she'd been summoned to work to perform triage.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Dozens of people gathered outside of the Skywalk Memorial on Saturday, to honor those that died 40 years ago during the Hyatt Regency skywalk collapse in 1981. "About 1500 people gathered over there in what was then the Hyatt Hotel, and gathered with family and friends for a night of fun and dancing," Brent Wright, who lost his mother and stepfather in the collapse said.
TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) -On July 17th, 1981, Mariachi Estrella went to perform at the Hyatt Regency in Kansas City when disaster struck. Rachel Sangalang was with the group, her sister was among the 114 people who lost their lives.
Because it's our blog Saturday night tradition, we put together a quick playlist as tribute and with a focus on 1981 . . .
As always, thanks for reading this week and have a safe and fun Saturday night.