Seventy seven (77) years ago yesterday, shortly before school turned out for the day, an event happened that changed the life of East Texas forever.
I graduated from this high school in 1968 therefore I knew none of the students or teachers from that fateful day. I do know some of the relatives of the survivors. It was not talked about very much when I was in school, the pain was still too great. It is also too painful of a memory today, but more is written about the event and I think it is important that we pay homage to the ones that lost their lives that day.
Google "New London School Explosion" for more reading and click on link for a local news story.