UE has scaled back its recognition of the day in recent years. Flags were flown at half staff today on the campus, and a fountain built to honor those who died in the crash remains on campus. Someone placed a single rose near the memorial today, presumably in honor of those who died.
This is the 35th Anniversary of what has become known as "The Night it Rained Tears in Evansville." It was December 13, 1977, when a plane carrying the University of Evansville Men's Basketball Team crashed shortly after take off from what was then known as Dress Regional Airport. Everyone on board the plane died in the accident.