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MU Crash Victims Remembered At Fountain Ceremony

Reported: Apr. 26, 2014 6:12 PM EDT
Updated: Apr. 26, 2014 6:52 PM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (Kera Mashek) -- A sad occasion was remembered Saturday in Huntington.

The annual Spring Awakening memorial fountain ceremony was held at Marshall University.

The fountain at the student center is a remembrance symbol for those who died in the Nov. 14, 1970 plane crash.

In the fall, the fountain is shut off during a special ceremony and, in the spring, it's turned back on.

The college said the fountain is an iconic symbol for both current students and alumni.

“We've had people come back, our alums come back to this campus twenty years after the last time they've stepped foot on campus and they think they're in a different place, but they recognize old main, they recognize this symbol of the university and they know they're in the right place,” MU President Stephen Kopp said.

The fountain ceremony was completed just before the start of the annual Green and White spring football game at Marshall.



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