Descendants of coal miners who went on strike against John D. Rockefeller will be among those gathering for another ceremony remembering the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow Massacre.
A line of mourners are passing a flame from candle to candle, starting a service marking the anniversary of a tragedy that became a rallying cry for unions.
A century ago this Sunday, 11 children and two women died in a fire that followed a shootout between the Colorado National Guard and striking coal miners at a tent camp in southern Colorado.
The Ludlow Massacre 100th anniversary will be commemorated on April 20 with a Greek Orthodox Easter service at the site of the Ludlow Memorial south of Walsenburg.
A new commission aims to spread awareness of the Ludlow Massacre, the fight between miners and Colorado National Guard members on April 20, 1914, that led to the deaths of more than 20 people, including women and children.