Garland Tornado Memorial (The Spirit of Garland) - Garland, TX
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member QuarrellaDeVil
N 32° 51.756 W 096° 33.086
14S E 729118 N 3638712
Quick Description: A memorial to victims of the December 26, 2015 tornado that struck Garland and nearby Rowlett and Sunnyvale, killing ten people, leaving many homeless, and causing millions of dollars worth of destruction.
Location: Texas, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2017 7:27:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMVRA4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 1

Long Description:
This memorial stands in front of a parking lot in John Paul Jones Park and faces Lake Ray Hubbard. As explained by the memorial, this park was ravaged by the storms, and the highway overpass they mention is just south of here at I-30 and the President George Bush Turnpike. The memorial reads:

In Honor of the Spirit of Garland

On Saturday, December 26, 2015, an EF4 tornado ripped through North Texas. More than 1,100 homes, apartments and businesses in Garland were damaged or destroyed. Vehicles were swept off a highway overpass, taking the lives of nine people.

John Paul Jones Park lost dozens of trees in that storm. In recognition of the spirit of the Garland community, initial reforestation of the park is dedicated to the memories of those lost, to the courage of those who have survived and worked to rebuild, and the dedication of the public servants and volunteers who have aided in every stage of the recovery process.

December 26, 2016
Disaster Date: 12/26/2015

Date of dedication: 12/26/2016

Memorial Sponsors: The City of Garland

Disaster Type: Natural

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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