Lake City candlelight vigil set at Ron McNair Park

January 27, 2019
Lake City commemorated the life and legacy of Dr. Ronald E. McNair Jan. 30, 2017 with a 73-second candlelight vigil marking the 31st anniversary of the Space Shuttle Challenger disaster. McNair, along with six additional crew members of the shuttle, was killed when the Challenger exploded Jan. 28, 1986, 73 seconds after lift off.

LAKE CITY, S.C. – A vigil is planned for Monday in Lake City in observance of the anniversary of the space shuttle Challenger disaster and the death of Dr. Ronald E. McNair.

McNair and other astronauts who were on board the Challenger died on Jan. 28, 1986, when the space shuttle blew up.

The vigil is scheduled for 6 p.m. at the Dr. Ronald E. McNair Memorial Park on East Main Street in Lake City. In case of inclement weather, the vigil will be held at Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church on Deep River Street in Lake City.

The Ron McNair Committee hosts the candlelight vigil each year.

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