May 4, 2008 will mark the one year anniversary of the massive F-5 tornado that set down in the town of Greensburg, KS, virtually wiping it off the map.
I have been to Greensburg a number of times since that fateful day in 2007. After each visit, I come away amazed at the progress that has been made, and the positive outlook that the residents have in bringing their community back, better than before.
CBS’ The Early Show is doing a weeklong series this week called Tragedy to Triumph: Greensburg Rising. Visit http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/04/28/earlyshow/series/main4049309.shtml.
Greensburg residents are celebrating their progress with groundbreaking ceremonies for a new church, a business complex, and a ribbon-cutting for the water tower and arts center. The festivities will include a visit from President Bush, who’ll be the commencement speaker at Greensburg High School’s May 4th graduation ceremony.
I am looking forward to my next trip to Greensburg!