The Meadowlands and the Thundering Herd: An Evening of Rememberance

by Heather Kuruvilla on February 8, 2014 · 1 comment

On November 14, 1970, Southwest Airways Flight 932 crashed, killing 37 members of Marshall University’s “Thundering Herd” football team, plus coaches, fans, and the flight crew.

On February 17, 6:00 – 8:00pm, the Meadowlands Museum is honored to host an evening commemorating the memories of those lives lost, and especially the young men who were from the Meadowlands region.

MMus members, friends, and the public are cordially invited to join us as we honor the memories of Art Harris (Marshall running back and Passaic High School alumnus), Marcelo Lajterman (Marshall place-kicker and Lyndhurst High School alumnus), and Ted Shoebridge (Marshall 1970 starting quarterback and Lyndhurst High School alumnus).  Also honored will be Kevin Gilmore, alumnus of nearby Harrison High School.

Tom Longo (New York Giants, Lyndhurst High School alumnus) will speak on his memories of Shoebridge and Lajterman.  Following Longo’s remarks, members of the Shoebridge and Lajterman families will share their thoughts and memories.  A question and answer period will follow.

Marshall men from the Meadowlands area

MMus is honored to host this group of Marshall players’ families for this special remembrance.

“The Meadowlands and the Thundering Herd: An Evening of Remembrance” is the inaugural “Mondays at MMus” event, a new series of special programming to take place the third Monday of each month, featuring exhibit-specific programs, events, and activities.

DATE: Monday, February 17, 2014

TIME: 6:00 – 8:00pm

Admission is free and open to the public.

Donations are gladly welcomed.

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1 Richard osburn February 9, 2014 at 6:57 pm

We still remember our team . Good luck with your endeavor.

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