TRIBUTE FOR 9/11 Marshall Students To Carry Flags In 9/11 Tribute
Reported by: Jeff Morris
Web Producer: Jeff Morris
Reported: Sep. 5, 2012 4:29 PM EDT
Updated: Sep. 5, 2012 4:36 PM EDT
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, Cabell County
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Marshall University students will take part in Huntington’s second annual Healing Field 9/11 Memorial by carrying American flags in a march from the Marshall Recreation Center on the Huntington campus to Spring Hill Cemetery.
The march is scheduled 6 p.m. Friday, according to a university news release.
Student Body President Ray Harrell said he is asking 75 students to each carry a flag to the cemetery, where the flags will be placed in the field in honor of the 75 victims of the 1970 Marshall plane crash. Students interested in participating may call Harrell at 954-495-5181.
A brief ceremony will follow the march.
The website for the event is http://www.healingfield.org/huntington12/
The release said 3,000 full-sized U.S. flags will fly on eight poles in rows at Spring Hill as a patriotic tribute to the strength and unity of Americans. The cemetery is located at 1427 Norway Ave. Flags will be posted Friday through Tuesday, Sept. 11.
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