Tornado Anniversary Recognized in Special Service

WBBJ 7 Eyewitness News Staff

JACKSON, Tenn.- Tuesday night, at 7:02, the exact moment an EF-4 tornadoes tore through the Union University campus, five years ago, the Union family celebrated their survival spirit.

A campus and community-wide service was held in the G.M. Savage Memorial Chapel, which was filled with songs, prayers and testimonies by students who survived in the destroyed buildings.

Despite several student housing building being leveled and massive damage to many academic buildings. No lives were lost, which was even more reason for thanks and why Tuesday was so important to the history of the university.

"Tonight, we had the opportunity to tell a new generation of students, who did not experience that tornado event about the event, about the recovery, about the way that God helped us and in a Biblical way, tell the generations following," said Union University President Dr. David Dockery.

Though no lives were lost at Union on February 5, 2008, two people were killed in Huntersville and three people died in a tornado in Savannah.


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