Rebuilt memorial honoring Apison tornado victims dedicated
County, state, and federal leaders along with members of the community dedicated the memorial on Sunday.
A memorial honoring the victims of the deadly Apison tornado has been rebuilt after being severely damaged by a drunk driver.
County, state, and federal leaders along with members of the community held a dedication ceremony on Sunday.
The tornado killed 15 people on April 27, 2011.
In June of 2016, Hamilton County sheriff's deputies said a drunk driver crashed into the memorial on East Brainerd Road.
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The new memorial sits next to the Apison fire hall off of East Brainerd Road.
There is a pillar for each of the victims. A metal tree stands in the middle with 15 metal leaves engraved with their names.
The community has raised more than $30,000 for the memorial.