HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) - It has almost been a year since a devastating tornado ripped through Henryville. Now a first responder is doing something to make sure that people never forget what happened there.
Jerry Lucas is a veteran and also a registered nurse. He was one of the first on the scene last year. On the first day of the destruction, he raised our nation's flag on a broken pole high on the hill in Henryville. It became a sign of hope. Next week, he plans on doing it again.
Lucas has worked in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and even at Ground Zero, but to have the destruction come so close to home was "surreal," he says. In addition to rendering aid to the body, he decided to give a booster-shot to the spirit. "I would hope that any citizen that sees that flag has a lot of pride especially when everything seems so bleak there it stood on that hill," he says. "When I see that up in the air, when I see it on a hill, when I see it over places where there was devastation and now there is new, it brings back that promise that you are not forgotten.
In 2012, Lucas along with Private Andrew Palmer raised a flag at a central location in Henryville, on the corner of college and front--for all the residents and world to see. On Saturday, March 3 at 8 a.m., Lucas and others in the community will raise the flag once more.
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