Marshall University honors lives lost with fountain ceremony on Nov. 14
HUNTINGTON — Wednesday, Nov. 14, is scheduled as a day of remembrance with the 48th Annual Fountain Ceremony starting at noon within the Memorial Student Center Plaza on Marshall University’s campus. Each year the fountain is turned off to remember the 75 people lost aboard the 1970 flight which claimed the lives of Marshall University players, coaches, and supporters along with the flight crew on board.
At 7:15 p.m. a crash site vigil is scheduled to be held with a moment of silence accompanied by a special memorial song to be sung by Mike Strickland. The football team, coaches, community members and the flight crew were flying back from an away game against East Carolina University on Nov. 14, 1970. The crash took place near Tri-State Airport in Wayne County, West Virginia. Both ceremonies are open to the public.