Joplin Tornado Memorial, Volunteer Tribute and Children's Memorial

Joplin Tornado Memorial, Volunteer Tribute and Children's Memorial (HM2206)

Location: Joplin, MO 64804 Jasper County
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Country: United States of America
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N 37° 3.831', W 94° 31.794'

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Directly in front of you is the Volunteer Tribute, designed and built by Drury University to honor the 126,000+ volunteers who came to the aid of Joplin within minutes, for months and beyond. The four circles represent Rescue, Recovery, Demolition, and Rebirth. A center mosaic recalls the "Butterfly Stories" children told after the storm. The shards of the mosaic pedestals symbolize broken lives put back together. A bronze hardhat, gloves, sledgehammer, and hammer testify to the valiant efforts of the volunteers.
To the south beyond the Volunteer Tribute, lies a memorial plaque for the 161 lives lost. It sits next to a historic fountain recreated in their honor. Exactly 161 trees are planted in the park.
To the southwest, the reflecting pond honors the children lost. The pond sits on the site of the original playground.
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HM NumberHM2206
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Placed ByTKF Foundation and the City of Joplin
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 2nd, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)15S E 363984 N 4103050
Decimal Degrees37.06385000, -94.52990000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 3.831', W 94° 31.794'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 3' 49.86" N, 94° 31' 47.64" W
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Area Code(s)417
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2431 S Porter Ave, Joplin MO 64804, US
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