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.

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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.

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WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports  

A memorial was dedicated Thursday for six firefighters killed in a restaurant fire in 1942. (Photo courtesy: WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens)

Ellen Curran’s uncle Dan McGuire was killed in the fire. On Thursday, she stood at the memorial.

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“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.”