New memorial honors victims of the 2011 Joplin Tornado

JOPLIN, Mo. – Active Lifestyle Events Inc. today unveiled and dedicated a Joplin Memorial Sculpture that honors the victims of the 2011 Joplin Tornado.

Officials say the artwork, located at the Harry M. Cornell Arts & Entertainment Complex, features the names of the 161 residents who lost their lives on May 22nd, 2011.

“This sculpture captures our organizations dream of providing something significant to the community that also honors those we lost on May 22nd, 2011. This beautiful sculpture not only honors them, but the banner depicted recognizes the role the runners played in helping this happen. It is a fantastic piece of art, placed on the lawn of our arts and entertainment center that will lead our city into the future,” said Audie Dennis, Active Lifestyle Events, Inc. President

ALE Inc. hosted the dedication at 10:00 a.m.

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