A Tribute Video to our First Responders after the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa Tornado
A Tribute Video to our Community’s Response after the April 27, 2011 Tuscaloosa Tornado
A Tribute Video of Tuscaloosa’s Recovery since the April 27, 2011 Tornado
Mayor Walter Maddox’s Remarks at the Tuscaloosa Community Memorial Service – April 27, 2012
For weeks, I have searched for words to provide meaning, comfort and closure to what we have experienced. I have come to the conclusion that this is an impossible task.
How do you provide comfort to families who have sacrificed so much? How do you describe the courage, skill and dedication of our first responders, employees, and agencies? How do you recognize our citizens for their extraordinary resiliency and generous spirit?
The simple truth is that I cannot adequately express what I feel in my heart to honor all those who deserve recognition beyond measure.
Please join us in a time of healing and remembrance at the Tuscaloosa Community Memorial Service
City of Tuscaloosa announces plans for April 27th Community Memorial Service
At 5:13 p.m. on April 27, 2011, an EF-4 tornado left a six-mile track of destruction through the City of Tuscaloosa. The mile-wide tornado took the lives of 53 citizens and destroyed a large part of the community in less than six minutes.
One year later, the city will host a Community Memorial Service to honor the lives lost in the storm and pay tribute to the heroes of our response and recovery. The event will take place at 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012 at Coleman Coliseum located at 323 Paul W. Bryant Drive and is open to the public.
Media Credentials and Guidelines
The Tuscaloosa Community Memorial Service, honoring the lives lost in the storm and paying tribute to the heroes of our response and recovery, will take place at 5:00 p.m. on April 27, 2012 at Coleman Coliseum located at 323 Paul W. Bryant Drive.
The City of Tuscaloosa will be issuing media credentials and passes to allow easy access for media to cover the memorial service. All media must apply for credentials. Media credentials are mandatory for all working media.
Click here to download the credential application form. Completed applications can be submitted by email to email@example.com or by fax to (205) 349-0209. The deadline to apply is Wednesday, April 25, 2012..
The City of Tuscaloosa has also composed a set of media guidelines for the Community Memorial Event, click here to download.
Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for any additional media related questions.
Tuscaloosa Community Memorial Service Parking
Public parking will be available in the Coleman Coliseum parking lot on a first come/first served basis. Please use the entrance at 2nd Ave and Bryant Dr (by the baseball field). Once the available public parking is full at the Coliseum, parking will be located off of 2nd Ave across the street (across from the Moody Music Building). Public parking will also be available at the Soccer Lot with bus service to Coleman Coliseum before and after the Community Memorial.
Parking for People with Disabilities will be located on a first come/first served basis in the Coleman Coliseum parking lot. Anyone using the disability parking area must have the appropriate state identification for the mobility impaired parking. Please make sure your pass is displayed at all times.