1 year later: Henryville's deadly tornado

Tornado ripped through southern Indiana town

HENRYVILLE, Ind. - Saturday, March 2, marks the anniversary of the deadly tornado that ripped through the small community of Henryville in southern Indiana in 2012.

One year later, Henryville residents remembered those who were lost in the storm as they continued to rebuild homes and buildings ravaged by the storm.

The community has several activities planned to mark the fateful day.

A flag dedication will be held at New Washington State Bank at 1 p.m.

At 1:30 p.m., a parade will pay tribute to emergency crews and volunteers that helped residents get back on their feet, and a commemoration ceremony will be held at the Henryville High School gym at 2:30 p.m.

"Just celebrate life, and be thankful to be standing," said Principal Troy Albert. "We realize it was a real miracle."

At the high school Friday, students and teachers reflected on how far their school has come since March 2, 2012, and some talked about what they might be feeling as they mark the anniversary.

"And you know what? It's OK if you cry, and it's OK if you're happy," one teacher told her class.

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