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Interfaith ceremony honors victims of tornado

Residents gather to remember lost loved ones who died during the April 27th tornado outbreak. Residents gather to remember lost loved ones who died during the April 27th tornado outbreak.

The tornadoes that came through Madison County claimed nine lives.

Friday night, those killed and those who responded to aid the injured were recognized at Sparkman High School.

The remembrance ceremony brought out dozens to reflect and renew their faith while the area heals from this tragedy.

The ceremony began with words of inspiration and continued with song.

All nine names of the people who died were read out loud.    

In the stands of Sparkman high, the loss is deep.  A 9th grade student is dearly missed by those who knew her.    

It takes courage to overcome the odds, and those who went to rescue others were recognized.  

"To our police, sheriff's department, first responders, everybody who stepped forward that Wednesday night through that weekend and through the following weeks. They are people who went beyond the call of duty," said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle.

Those from different faiths shared the same sentiment, this is a time to unite.

"To hear every faith speak about the same issue and it's all the same, it needs to be that way everyday," said attendee Sharon Tounzen.

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