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A memorial was unveiled on Friday for the four victims who were killed in the OSU homecoming parade

Posted at 5:47 PM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 18:49:11-04

A memorial was unveiled on Friday for the four victims who were killed in the OSU homecoming parade on October 24, 2015.

The ceremony featured several speakers including OSU's President Burns Hargis, Kyle Eastham from Leadership Stillwater Class XXVI and Debbie Thomas from the Stillwater Community Foundation.

Some survivors of the crash attended the dedication to pay tribute to the four lives that were lost.

The Stillwater Strong Memorial is made up of a six-foot tall alloy orange and blue ribbon next on a piece of concrete. On that block of cement with four plaques that have each of the victims names engraved: Nash Lucas, Bonnie Stone, Marvin Stone and Nikita Nakal.

"The orange and the blue kind of represent both the university and blue is one of the high school colors here in Stillwater, so that combination draws that connection between the university and between the larger Stillwater connection," says Stillwater's Mayor Will Joyce.

The memorial was funded through more than $50,000 in donations collected during an OSU football game. The movement was led by the Stillwater Strong Memorial Committee and the Leadership Stillwater Class XXVI.

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