A Tribute to the Volunteers

A Tribute to the Volunteers (HM2213)

Location: Joplin, MO 64804 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 3.814', W 94° 31.795'

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At 5:41 P.M. on May 22, 2011, an EF-5 tornado ripped through Cunningham Park and the greater Joplin area, leaving a path of death and destruction one mile wide by six miles long in its wake. Over 160 people perished in the storm. What immediately followed in staggering numbers and through personal accounts is "The Miracle of the Human Spirit"
The Miracle of the Human Spirit symbolizes the incredible outpouring of volunteers who have lifted Joplin out of the rubble. Countless volunteers from all walks of life have offered themselves to the Joplin effort without request, serving as a reminder of the overwhelming power of human generosity and the steadfast tenacity to rebuild the once broken city.
This tribute embodies the volunteers' determination through four rippling garden walls, representing Joplin's ongoing rescue, recover, demolition, and rebirth. Several elements within the tribute - bronzed artifacts, a mosaic of remnants, a volunteer statue, and the emblematic wristband - represent the volunteers' unprecedented response. Joplin and its residents are eternally grateful to those heroes.
HM NumberHM2213
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Date Added Thursday, October 5th, 2017 at 7:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363982 N 4103018
Decimal Degrees37.06356667, -94.52991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 3.814', W 94° 31.795'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 3' 48.84" N, 94° 31' 47.7" W
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Area Code(s)417
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1400-1498 W 25th St, Joplin MO 64804, US
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