EAST BOSTON (CBS) – Bagpipes echoed through Maverick Square Thursday at the conclusion of a ceremony dedicating a memorial to six Boston firefighters who died 70 years ago.
They were killed in the Luongo Restaurant fire on Nov. 15, 1942.READ MORE: Jerry Remy 'Resting Comfortably' At Hospital After Experiencing 'Shortness Of Breath' During Red Sox Telecast Friday
The fire and those men were all but forgotten when, 13 days later, the Coconut Grove fire broke out and killed nearly 500 people.
Forty-three people were injured in the Luongo Restaurant fire.READ MORE: Woburn Man Shot In Neck; Police Say Shooting May Have Been 'Accidental Or Unintentional'
WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports
Ellen Curran’s uncle Dan McGuire was killed in the fire. On Thursday, she stood at the memorial.MORE NEWS: Steamship Authority Website Running Again After Ransomware Attack Last Week
“I think it’s a wonderful tribute to all six of the men and the whole fire department,” Curran said. “They were the forgotten firemen.”