May 4, 2004  - 1st Anniversary Remembrance  
 "Remembering the Past - Looking to the Future"

4:30 -5:30 p.m.
On 69 Highway at the site of the old Community Hall.
5th & Broadway, Franklin, Kansas

Senator Sam Brownback has requested that an American flag be flown over the United States Capitol on May 4, 2004, the first anniversary of the tornado that destroyed much of Franklin, Kansas.   The flag will then be presented to the community of Franklin with grateful appreciation for its true Kansas spirit and all its efforts and determination to see Franklin grow and prosper.
The community of Franklin would like to thank Sen. Brownback for his continued support of our rebuilding efforts.
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May 4, 2004
4:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Opening Ceremony
(Remembering the Past)

Craig Stokes, President, Franklin Community Council, Inc.

Fr. Donald R. Thissen, St. Joseph Catholic Church, Arma, Ks.
Fr. Bob McElwee, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Frontenac, Ks.
Rev. Jolene Stephenson, United Methodist Church, Arma, Ks.  
Pastor Ted Wynn, New Life Baptist Church,
Franklin, Ks.
  Pastor Roy Widmar, Open Door Mission, Arcadia, Ks.
Rev. Steve Cole, United Methodist Church, Girard, Ks.

Moment of Remembrance - 5:11 p.m.

Maghe Family

Closing Ceremony
(Looking to the Future)

Craig Stokes, President, Franklin Community Council, Inc.

Release of 217 balloons in remembrance of the 217 families living in Franklin at the time of the tornado.  
In fond memory of
Josephine Maghe
Nov. 15, 1915 -May 4, 2003

The community of Franklin would like to express our gratitude to everyone who has shared our sorrow and to those who have and who continue to help us rebuild.
May 4, 2003 5:11 pm.
Etched in our hearts forever