Memorial held for victims of Who concert tragedy

Published: Dec. 4, 2011 at 12:52 AM EST|Updated: Dec. 4, 2011 at 2:19 AM EST
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CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - December 3 marks a day of tragedy in the Tri-State. It was 32 years ago that 11 people were killed and more were injured at the Riverfront Coliseum, now the U.S. Bank Arena, at The Who concert in 1979.

Fans went down to the concourse between Great American Ball Park and U.S. Bank Arena to remember and reflect upon the tragedy.

The memorial kicked off at 7:00 PM. Concert survivors gave a few words. There was also a procession of 11 lanterns to remember those that died.

The Who Concert Tragedy Memorial Committee is trying to get a permanent memorial placed in honor of those who died in the tragedy.

"We need to have some closure. A lot of growth and healing needs to take place. You would believe the amount of pain and suffering people are holding in. And its so fraying for people to release that," said Rick Schweitzer, president of the committee, who was at the event Saturday.

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