Memorial for 100 Victims of Nightclub Fire
FT MYERS--“She had come home here to Ft Myers to visit us and we had spent the week together, and my brother called and said he had tickets to go see this 80's rock band,” says AnnMarie
AnnMarie Swidwa recalls her daughter, Bridgett's fateful decision to head to Rhode Island that night with her uncle to see the band great white...
Hundreds packed into The Station Night Club, when the unthinkable happened
A fire erupting in minute, sparked by the bands pyrotechnics. 100 people died that night, 25-year old Bridget Sanetti was one of them. That was nine years ago and since then, AnnMarie and the other victims families have never given up hope that this land would eventually be made a memorial
“It will be a place for people to sit and reflect and pray, and do what they want to do vs. coming to this burned out parking lot that's just full of rubble,” says AnnMarie
Today, that wish is coming true. The owner of the site where the nightclub stood, donating the land for a memorial
After nine years of fundraising for a memorial that was never guaranteed, AnnMarie says, she can finally begin to heal
“There will be a be a statue of an angel, names of all of the 100 victims who died there it'll just be pretty,” AnnMarie says.
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