On July 17, I waited until the afternoon to browse through The Star. I was reluctant to open the paper. Actually I was torn. Did I want to have my horrible memories consecrated by seeing words about the most horrific accident in my city's history and in my lifetime? Or was I hoping to at least see some type of homage to all of us who were involved in the Hyatt disaster. I feel more strongly about the latter.
Did I miss the article in The Star commemorating the people who lost their lives, the innocent sister who was paralyzed at the age of 26, and witnesses to the accident like me?
As a victim of this horrible accident which was a result of human carelessness, I think it is unconscionable of the city's newspaper to not honor all of us who were injured, killed or maimed for life on that horrible date July 7, 1981.