Remembering the "Polvorin" Fire
Saturday, May 06 2006 @ 02:53 PM UTC
Contributed by: Don Winner
Capitan Olivo de la Hoz and his daughter designed the new monument and oversaw its construction.
Capitan Olivo de la Hoz and his daughter place flowers at the new monument.
The new monument is located right next to the Santa Fe hospital on Transistmica.
The designers of the monument.
The Fire Chief of Panama, Mario Ramirez Puerta, answers reporters questions about the historical event. Reporters also took advantage of the opportunity to grill the Chief about the recent fire at one of the courthouses in Panama that destroyed many legal records. The fire is being investigated, and arson is suspected.
Firement played taps at the end of the ceremony.
Fire officals made several speeches to the assembled firemen.