Six years ago, the deadliest tornado outbreak in documented U.S. history devastated the south. The city of Ringgold may have recovered physically from the 2011 tornadoes, but they won't ever forget the day that changed their community forever.
"You think about those things all the time, especially when you have inclement weather, you think about is this tornado weather? And you pray that it's not," said Robert Akins, Ringgold High School’s Athletic Director.
Winds of 190 miles per hour leveled part of the high school and shredded its athletic fields.
"I remember watching the news in class and thinking there's no way we're going to have a tornado here, we're in Ringgold Georgia, things like that don't happen here,” said RHS student Mikayla Dycus.
On this anniversary, Dycus and her classmates held a moment of silence for the eight people. The same storm took the lives of RHS students -- Chelsea Black and Adam Carroll. Though some didn't know them personally, they will always be a big part of the Tiger community.