LONDON, Texas — Editor's Note: Video above aired on 2021.
Eighty-six years ago, on March 18, 1937, a natural gas leak at the London School led to an explosion which destroyed the school and killed more than 290 students and teachers.
This Saturday at 2:45 p.m., many will gather at the cenotaph in New London to commemorate the tragedy and remember victims, the majority of whom were young children.
At the London Museum & Cafe, just next to the memorial, volunteers work tirelessly to ensure the memory of the victims is never forgotten.
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