MARSHALL MEMORIAL Marshall Memorial Service For Plane Crash Victims
Reported by: Dave Benton
Videographer: Kenney Barnette
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Nov. 14, 2012 6:24 PM EST
Updated: Nov. 15, 2012 9:55 AM EST
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, Cabell County
, West Virginia
Forty-two years ago, 75 people were killed in the Marshall plane crash. Wednesday, they were remembered in the annual memorial service. The Marshall community paused to remember those who died on November 14, 1970, when the DC-9 jetliner clipped trees near the Tri-State Airport.
Every year in the same place at the same time, the service takes place at the Memorial Fountain in the center of campus. Members of the Ceredo Fire Department laid a wreath in front of the fountain. 75 students laid a rose for each life lost.
The guest speaker was Mo Lajterman, whose brother Marcelo died in the crash. Mo and his family have started a scholarship in Marcelo's name. "He knew I loved him so much," said Lajterman. "He would complain to my mother that I'd hug and kiss him. That's when I was 17. He'd be proud of what we're doing with the endowment and how far we've come along."
Anyone who would like to donate to the Marcelo Lajterman Scholarship Fund can go to www.marcelo23.com for more information.