West Virginia's other Sen. Joe Manchin (D) also tweeted about Marshall later in the day.
We will never forget. We are … Marshall.— Senator Joe Manchin (@Sen_JoeManchin) November 14, 2012
The story of the community's recovery and rebuilding of the football program also became a movie titled "We Are Marshall" in 2006, directed by McG and starring Matthew McConaughey and Matthew Fox.
Updated at 3:14 p.m.