March 25th, 1911 started as an ordinary day. The employees of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory clocked in, expecting an ordinary day. But 3/25/11 was destined to become a day that is forever marred by grief and loss.
A fire broke out and spread quickly. 146 workers, mostly young immigrant girls died from the fire.
Like the tragedy of the Titanic a year later, the deaths of innocent people forced the hands of the powers that be to make positive change.
In a few weeks is the 115th anniversary of the fire.
May the memories of those who were lost be a blessing to those who knew them best. May we, the living, learn from the mistakes of our predecessors and not let greed prevent us from doing what is right.