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Ceremony, parade mark one year since deadly tornadoes

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People lined a street in Henryville during a parade honoring all that was lost and rebuilt as a result of the March 2, 2012 tornadoes. People lined a street in Henryville during a parade honoring all that was lost and rebuilt as a result of the March 2, 2012 tornadoes.

HENRYVILLE, IN (WAVE) - Henryville, IN marked the one-year anniversary of the deadly EF4 tornado that leveled much of the town on March 2, 2012 with a parade that stretched from the local fire station to Henryville High School.

The school was destroyed in the tornado, but it was rebuilt in just five months.

First responders and citizens affected by tornado gathered together Saturday afternoon to honor all that was lost and rebuilt.

A flag dedication was also held in commemoration of the anniversary. Indiana Governor Mike Pence spoke about the resilience of Hoosiers at a memorial service honoring the tornado victims.

Tornado survivors also spoke at the service, as did Henryville Fire Chief Mark Furnish who talked about his journey over the last year.

"The people of Henryville are standing tall and strong," Furnish said. "They are survivors that are overcoming. We have triumphed with God's grace and the outpouring of help from volunteer groups that have come from all over this great nation."

Events were held throughout the region in observance of the deadly tornado outbreak's anniversary.     

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