On Sunday, Sullivan hosts one-year remembrance of tornado

Mar. 26—The city of Sullivan is hosting a "United in Remembrance" observance at 6 p.m. Sunday, the one year anniversary of the devastating tornado that struck the city and county.

The event will take place in Sullivan City Park. It will open and close with prayer, with remarks provided by local leaders honoring the community's resilience.

"Though a year has passed, we gather to pay tribute to the three lives lost, support those still recovering and stand together in perseverance," according to a notice of the event.

Everyone is welcome to attend "and reflect on the strength and unity that has defined our community," the notice says.

Sullivan Mayor J.D. Wilson, who was the city's public works director when the tornado hit, said the community is still affected by what happened a year ago. "We'll never forget it," he said.

Part of Sunday's ceremony will focus on "being thankful for the path that we have come and where we are today," Wilson said. Those gathered will also remember "the ones we did lose ... they will be in our hearts and minds forever."