Here is a touching video looking back at the April 9, 2009 tornado that destroyed much of Mena, Arkansas
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.
Here is a video clip of the Fort Smith Channel 5 News report of the event.
THE MARKER REMEMBERING THOSE WHO DIED
DOGWOOD PLANTED IN RECOGNITION OF THE VOLUTEERS
MARKER RECOGNIZING TORNADO VOLUNTEERS
JEFF PARNESS OF THE NEW YORK SAYS THANK YOU FOUNDATION
JAMES REEVES AND TRACY DOUGLASS
MAYOR MCKEE AND TRACY DOUGLASS
TRACY DOUGLASS AND MIKE FRANCIS
JAMES EARL TURNER
KEITH ROSE AND MAYOR MCKEE
MAYOR GEORGE MCKEE
CHANNEL 5 FORT SMITH NEWS VIDEO
MENA ONE YEAR AFTER TORNADO