Ceremony marks 80th anniversary of Hindenburg disaster

(Atlanta Journal-Constitution) Herb Morrison’s words and emotions remain powerful 80 years later.

The Chicago radio announcer described the final moments of the Hindenburg, the German airship that burst into flames over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station in New Jersey as it began its descent on May 6, 1937. Thirty-five of the 97 people on board and one person on the ground were killed.”Oh, the humanity!” Morrison said, making broadcast history as he described the disaster.

For the first time in five years, the public on Saturday night will have access to the site where the Hindenburg crashed, NJ.com reported. Observers will get a one-hour window beginning at 5:30 p.m. to visit the site, Carl Jablonski, president of the Navy Lakehurst Historical Society, told NJ.com.

Ceremony marks 80th anniversary of Hindenburg disaster
Source: WND