Tornado of April 28, 2002 - La Plata, MD
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Taluss
N 38° 31.750 W 076° 58.743
18S E 327492 N 4266386
Quick Description: A beautiful memorial garden dedicated to townspeople that rebuilt La Plata after the tornado of 2002 and to those that died in that tornado and the one in 1926.
Location: Maryland, United States
Date Posted: 9/15/2008 6:55:20 PM
Waymark Code: WM4PHA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member cldisme
Views: 25

Long Description:
The dedication plaque reads:

THE STAR MEMORIAL GARDEN The La Plata Community Garden Club dedicates this garden to all those who restored and rebuilt our town following the devastating tornado on April 2, 2002. The granite star in the center of the courtyard commemorates the star which stood on this site atop the original water tower until it was destroyed by the tornado. The brick walkway marks the path of the tornado through the town. The five benches memorialize those who died in the 2002 tornado and the 13 school children who died in the tornado which struck La Plata on November 9, 1926. More powerful than the forces of nature is the spirit of the townspeople of La Plata. Dedicated April 28, 2007

Much information concerning the storm can be found at the web site below

Included also are pictures of the "Star" referenced in the Memorial plaque, which was rebuilt after the 2002 tornado immediately adjacent to the Memorial Garden.
Disaster Date: 04/28/2002

Date of dedication: 04/28/2007

Memorial Sponsors: La Plata Community Garden Club

Disaster Type: Natural

Relevant Website: [Web Link]

Parking Coordinates: Not Listed

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