Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Mena Tornado Remembered

Here is a touching video looking back at the April 9, 2009 tornado that destroyed much of Mena, Arkansas

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Color Guard

Sunday April 11, 2010 the Polk County Arkansas Long Term Recovery Committee held an event in Janssen Park to recognize those who helped Mena recover from the devastating tornado of April 9, 2009 and to remember those who lost their lives. Mena residents gathered at the park on a beautiful sunny day to remember the tornado that swept through town one year ago.

Mena Tornado Memorial Service

Here is a video clip of the Fort Smith Channel 5 News report of the event.

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Anna Cress, Judy Lobner and Albert Shaw
THE MARKER REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED


Volunteer Recognition Dogwood
DOGWOOD PLANTED IN RECOGNITION OF THE VOLUTEERS


Volunteer Recognition Marker
MARKER RECOGNIZING TORNADO VOLUNTEERS


Bill Abernathy
BILL ABERNATHY


New York Says Thank You Foundation
JEFF PARNESS OF THE NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION


James Reeves and Tracy Douglass
JAMES REEVES AND TRACY DOUGLASS


Mike Francis
MIKE FRANCIS


Mayor McKee and Tracy Douglass
MAYOR MCKEE AND TRACY DOUGLASS


Tracy Douglass and Mike Francis
TRACY DOUGLASS AND MIKE FRANCIS


James Earl Turner
JAMES EARL TURNER


Keith Rose and Mayor McKee
KEITH ROSE AND MAYOR MCKEE


Mayor George McKee
MAYOR GEORGE MCKEE


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CHANNEL 5 FORT SMITH NEWS VIDEO
MENA ONE YEAR AFTER TORNADO

3 comments:

  1. That certainly was a terrible day for Mena. Good to see everyone coming together like that.

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  2. it must have been an emotional time for everybody to relive the terrible moments

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  3. What a trial to have faced. So thankful you have made it thru this hurdle and you are continuing to rebuild and grow.

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