Annual Fountain Ceremony


Fountain CeremonyEach year on the anniversary of the Nov. 14, 1970, plane crash tragedy, the Student Government Association conducts a memorial service at the Memorial Fountain on the Memorial Student Center plaza.

Thousands attend the ceremony to honor the lives of the 75 people lost in the disaster, including the Marshall University football team, coaches and staff, community members and flight crew.

As is traditional, the water in the fountain is stopped during the service, to remain silent until spring.


Photo Gallery of 2015 Memorial Service (View video story) (Watch the ceremony)
Photo Gallery of 2014 Memorial Service
2013 Memorial Service Program (View Photo Gallery) (View video story)
2012 Memorial Service Program (View video highlights of the ceremony.)
2011 Memorial Service Program
2010 Memorial Service Program
2009 Memorial Service Program
2008 Memorial Service Program
2007 Memorial Service Program
2006 Memorial Service Program
2005 Memorial Service Program


Related Information


 “We Are Marshall” Movie

The 2006 Warner Bros. feature film “We Are Marshall” tells the story of the plane crash tragedy and its aftermath, including efforts to continue the football program after the disaster. The movie exposed the university’s name and story to national and international audiences. Click here for more information about the movie.