Mayor of Dayton asks city to commemorate Memorial Day tornadoes anniversary

Mayor of Dayton asks city to commemorate Memorial Day tornadoes anniversary

DAYTON — Dayton’s mayor is asking the city to mark the one-year anniversary of the Memorial Day tornadoes in a colorful way.

She said the city had been planning commemorative events, but stopped because of COVID-19.

From May 23rd-27th, she would like people to hang rainbows in their windows.

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“To recognize that after tough storms a lot of times the rainbow comes out, the sun shines, and recognize what that meant to our community, what the tornados meant,” Whaley said.

May 27th, 2019 15 tornadoes touched down in the Miami Valley.

“People's lives will be changed. They won't be the same in our community. It will be different. But we recognize the strength of our community through that symbol, Whaley said.

The city is encouraging people to email pictures of their rainbows to cityhall@daytonohio.gov so the city can share the photos on social media.