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Shauntelle Thompson
Fountain Ceremony 2022

The 53rd Annual Memorial Fountain Ceremony is set to take place Tuesday, Nov. 14, which is set to feature an alumnus who played football before and after the 1970 plane crash.

Craig Greenlee, who graduated in 1974, left the football team before the 1970 season and returned as a member of the Young Thundering Herd following the tragedy.

Greenlee is a journalist and author of 2011’s “November Ever After: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph in the Wake of the 1970 Marshall Football Plane Crash.” 

Other speakers set to take stage include Student Body President Walker Tatum, Student Body Vice President Callia Yang, Marshall President Brad D. Smith, Executive Director of Alumni Relations Matt James and head football coach Charles Huff.

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The ceremony includes the laying of the wreath by the Ceredo-Kenova Fire Department, who was among the first responders when the accident occurred in 1970. Tatum and Yang will say the names of the 75 victims and their family members as the football players lay roses.

Anyone interested in attending is encouraged to RSVP with the Student Government Association by emailing [email protected]. The event will be livestreamed online at marshall.edu/livestream/.

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