Marshall University, November 14, 1970: 40 Years Later, Lest We Forget

Faygo KidContributor INovember 14, 2010

HOUSTON - NOVEMBER 17: The Marshall Thundering Herd walk down the ramp to take the field for the game with the Houston Cougars at Robertson Stadium November 17, 2007 in Houston, Texas. Houston won 35-28. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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As we cheer for our teams, I hope my fellow fans at Bleacher Report will recall this extraordinary anniversary, when four decades ago, we lost a lot of very young people with all the promise in the world.

It's a little late in the day, but ESPN Classic had the remembrance.  I forgot, but I promise to never forget again.  I am not a Marshall fan, but I am a fan of humanity.  And I think we all ought to recall these young lives lost, but remembered, always and from now on.