Tornado Memorial dedication ceremony set for morning of May 11

LUBBOCK, Texas —  The dedication ceremony for the new Lubbock Tornado Memorial, designed to honor all those impacted by the May 11, 1970 tornado, will be on Tuesday, May 11 at 10:00 a.m. at the memorial site, located at 705 Avenue Q.

The memorial stands as a tribute to the 26 victims of the devastating tornado, while also recognizing the community leaders and the incredible spirit that helped rebuild the city after the historic and unprecedented F5 tornado event.

Family members of the 26 victims as well as prominent historic figures who survived the event will be on hand to see this vision come to fruition.

WHO:    Dr. Monte Monroe, Texas State Historian

Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, President, TTU

Mr. John Murphy, COO, NOAA

Mayor Dan Pope, City of Lubbock

Councilman Juan Chadis, Lubbock City Council District 1

Eddie Schulz, President, Lubbock National Bank

Dan Williams, Campaign Chair, Broker/Owner Williams & Co. Real Estate

Robert Taylor, Campaign Vice Chair & TIF Board Chair, EVP Senior Advisor, United Supermarkets

WHAT:  May 11, 1970 Tornado Memorial Dedication

WHEN:  Tuesday, May 11, 2021 @ 10:00 a.m.

WHERE: Tornado Memorial Site, 705 Ave. Q (Corner of Avenue Q & Glenna Goodacre Boulevard)

MEDIA:  For questions about photo/filming opportunities or details about the event, please contact:




About The United Family®

In its 105th year of operation, United Supermarkets, LLC – d.b.a. The United Family® – is a Texas-based grocery chain with stores in 54 communities in Texas and New Mexico. A self-distributing company with headquarters and distribution centers in Lubbock, The United Family currently operates 95 stores under five unique banners: United Supermarkets, Market Street, Amigos, Albertsons Market and United Express, along with ancillary operations R.C. Taylor, Praters and Llano Logistics. The company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Albertson’s LLC. For more information, please visit www.theunitedfamily.com.

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