In an annual ceremony of remembrance, a wreath is placed at Wichita State's Memorial '70 at 9 a.m. each Oct. 2. The brief ceremony honors WSU football players, administrators and supporters who died in a plane crash October 2, 1970.
The plane crashed near Silver Plume, Colorado en route to a game with Utah State University in Logan, Utah. The Memorial '70 sculpture is located on Alumni Drive near 18th and Hillside. The ceremony is open to the public.
This time of remembrance is to acknowledge the changes that the plane crash made in the lives of the victims, their families, their friends and the University.