Two-Year Anniversary Memorials For the Lee County Tornado
Two years ago on March 3, 2019, at 2:03 p.m., tragedy came down on Lee County in the form of a 170-mile per hour EF-4 tornado. 23 people were killed.
When the storm was over, the tornado left nothing but destruction and loss in its wake, especially in the Beauregard area south of Auburn. Now just two years after, Lee County is taking the time to remember that day and all that was lost, from personal belongings to homes, and worst of all family.
This year, the community will have multiple memorial events throughout the day starting at 10 a.m. with a home dedication to the Dean family, a Reflections and Remembrance ceremony in the courthouse square in Opelika, a moment of silence at 2:03pm at the Smith Station Community Government Center and ending at 7 p.m. with a candlelight vigil at Providence Baptist Church in Opelika.
The memorials are open to the public and Lee County officials encourage all to come out to show love and support in the community.