Bob Brown
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...