On May 22, 2012, we held our May 22 memorial ceremony, Morning Has Broken. We invited the community to join us on our journey of healing as we celebrated the lives of tornado survivors, honored the memory of victims, and paid tribute to the heroic efforts of Freeman employees and other caregivers.
The memorial ceremony took place at 7:30 am at Freeman Hospital West. In addition to guest speakers, including the honorable Governor Jay Nixon, tornado survivors, and healthcare caregivers, the Calvary Baptist Church choir performed. Freeman employees released sky lanterns in honor of those who helped in the aftermath of the tornado and those treated at Freeman.