May 22nd is the anniversary of the devastating tornado that tore through Joplin and Duquesne. To honor this occasion in 2016, we announced Joplin Proud – events to remember what we lost, thank the volunteers who came to our aid, and be proud of the progress we have made as a community. One part of this was the Joplin Tornado Memorial Special Event Station. Many volunteers worked hard to create a variety of events to mark this occasion.
We operated the special event station along the tornado path and marathon route in 2016, using the club call W0IN from 0630 on 21 May through 1741 on 22 May CDT, or 1130 on 21 May through 2241 on 22 May UTC.