Tuesday, July 15, 2008

We Are Charleston!

In 1970, Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia suffered a terrible tragedy when their football team was killed in a plane crash while they were returning home from a game in North Carolina. In 2006, a movie, "We are Marshall" was released in theaters to memorialize those players and to document Marshall University's recovery from this unprecedented event. This week, I participated in a conference held here in Charleston that discussed the work to plan and carry out the Charleston 9 Memorial in June, 2007. The following scene from the movie portrayed Matthew McConaughey, as Coach Jack Lengyel, as he spoke to his team at the gravesite of the Marshall players. As I watched this clip during the conference, I thought it was important to share it with all of you.

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