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Johnstown Flood Commemorative Event

Johnstown Flood National Memorial

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A special interpretive program will be performed on May 31, 2007 at the Johnstown Flood National Memorial.  This program will commemorate the 2,209 men, women and children who died in the Johnstown Flood of 1889.  A creative original play will be performed using original music and eyewitness accounts of the Great Flood.  This presentation was written by Education Specialist Gregory Zaborowski and park ranger Mary Anne Davis.  The program will feature park rangers and volunteers to depict the horrible events leading up to the breaking of the South Fork Dam.

 

Also featured are 2,209 luminaries to honor the dead of the Johnstown Flood.  The luminaries will be placed on the dam by 100 4th grade students from Northern Bedford Elementary School.  1200 students from Forest Hills Elementary prepared the luminaries and Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts will light the candles.



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