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Crash victim’s daughter finds sense of ‘belonging, peace’

November 16, 2018
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Leslie Garvis, daughter of airline charter coordinator Danny Deese, speaks as Marshall University honors the 75 lives lost, including her father's, in the 1970 MU football plane crash during the 48th annual Fountain Ceremony on Wednesday at the Memorial Fountain on the Memorial Student Center Plaza in Huntington.

HUNTINGTON — Every year on Nov. 14, the hub of student life at Marshall University, the Memorial Student Center Plaza, transforms into a quiet sanctuary.

“A sacred place,” said university President Jerome Gilbert. “The transformation is almost a miraculous one, and it takes place each year by the coming together of people to remember the past and reflect on the memories of our lost loved ones. There is much emotion on this day, and this is where we all want to be on this day at this time.”

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