MUNICH — (MunichNOW News) — (excerpt from The Guardian) The strains of “We’ll keep the red flag flying high” sang out across Manchester Platz, or Manchester Square, Munich on a bitterly cold February day.

The sun shone out of the pale blue sky that Munich does so well, helping warm the Manchester United fans gathered for the memorial service marking the 60th anniversary of the crash that killed eight of their finest players.

A plaque commemorating the Munich air disaster...
A plaque commemorating the Munich air disaster at Old Trafford Football Ground, Manchester (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The mayor of Munich, Dieter Reiter, addressed the crowd, before a speech by the Bayern Munich chief executive, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge. Then Tony O’Neill, a fan representative, spoke movingly on behalf of United supporters.  …more from The Guardian

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Munich air disaster

Sixty years ago to the minute, Manchester United suffered the biggest tragedy in the team's history when the team's plane crashed, costing the lives of 23 people.

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English: Memorial stone at the Emplstraße / at...
English: Memorial stone at the Emplstraße / at the Manchesterplatz in Munich in remembrance of the Munich air disaster 06. Februrary 1958 Deutsch: Gedenkstein in der Emplstraße / am Manchesterplatz in München zum Flugzeugabsturz am 06. Februar 1958 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)