Dedication Rites Held For New Monument To 15 Apison Tornado Victims From 2011 Storm

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Dedication services were held Sunday for a new monument erected in Apison to the 15 people who died in a tornado in 2011.

Trustee Bill Hullander, a lifelong Apison resident, was instrumental in setting up the new monument by the Apison fire hall.

The original monument at London Lane was destroyed by a motorist who went out of control.

Trustee Hullander said the community raised $35,000 for the project.

He said those producing it mostly just requested that their costs be reimbursed.

The newly dedicated site includes a memorial walk around a raised center. There is a tree with 15 leaves - honoring each person who lost their life. The leaves are in the concrete and include the names of those killed.


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