Marshall Memorial Fountain

NE of the corner of John Marshall Drive & 5th Avenue, Huntington, WV

Memorial fountain to those lost in the Southern Airways Flight 932 crash on November 14, 1970

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Marshall Memorial Fountain

Photo taken by Michael Miller

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Description 

The Memorial Student Center Fountain was dedicated to the memory of the plane crash victims on November 12, 1972, by President John G. Barker. Each year on the anniversary of that fateful day - November 14 a memorial service is held, which includes the traditional laying of the wreath. Then the water is turned off until next spring.

More than 13 feet high and weighing 6,500 pounds, the fountain was created by sculptor Harry Bertoia. It was his hope that the fountain would "commemorate the living - rather than death - on the waters of life, rising, receding, surging so as to express upward growth, immortality and eternality."

The bronze plaque bears this simple, eloquent inscription:

"They shall live on in the hearts of their families and friends forever, and this memorial records their loss to the university and to the community."

Update Log 

  • July 17, 2014: New photo from Michael Miller
  • October 28, 2013: Added by Michael Miller

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  • Michael Miller - michael_a_miller [at] yahoo [dot] com