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Archive: Mourners Recall Jonestown Tragedy

As mourners assembled Wednesday for the 20th annual services commemorating the Jonestown tragedy, a Los Angeles business executive pledged funds for a long-sought memorial wall to be inscribed with the names and ages of more than 900 victims of the mass murders and suicides in Guyana.Almost 150 people gathered for the three-hour service, including dozens of Jonestown survivors and ex-members. Children of slain Rep. Leo Ryan and the man who had him killed, the Rev. Jim Jones, attended too--and embraced before the ceremonies.For years, the service organizers have tried unsuccessfully to raise an estimated $35,000 to erect a Vietnam memorial-style wall in Evergreen Cemetery, where the...

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