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50th annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony
November 14, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
This year, Nov. 14 marks 50 years since Southern Airways Flight 932 crashed with 75 Thundering Herd teammates, coaches, staff, supporters and flight crew members on board. Several events are planned to commemorate and honor those lives lost, but with added safety precautions amid the COVID-19 crisis.
On Saturday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m., the annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony will be held on the plaza of the Memorial Student Center. Due to COVID-19 safety precautions, attendance is by invitation only and masks and physical distancing are required.
Viewing Information: Members of the public who want to attend the ceremony are asked to do so virtually by clicking on the link at livestream.com/marshallu at 9 a.m.
On Tuesday, Nov. 10, at 10 a.m. the university will rededicate the Marshall Football Memorial, which was designed by John Bodo and created by Vernon Howell. The statue, originally dedicated in 1971 in front of the Pi Kappa Alpha (ΠΚΑ) house on 5th Ave., has been restored and relocated to the university’s Huntington campus. Due to COVID-19 restrictions and a larger-than-anticipated response, this ceremony will now be presented online only.
Viewing Information: Members of the public who want to attend the ceremony are asked to do so virtually by clicking the link at livestream.com/marshallu at 11 a.m. (Note that the virtual event starts an hour after the live rededication ceremony begins. Technical restrictions prevent a live broadcast.).