Demolition brings hope to Joplin
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:48:27 GMT —
The community of Joplin said goodbye to the hospital that was heavily damaged by the tornado that swept through the town in May 2011.
The public watched as a wrecking ball struck the hospital marking the beginning of the demolition process, but the scene was more hopeful than sad for the community.
The service continued with a ground breaking ceremony at the site of the new hospital.
Missouri Highway Patrol transported a wooden cross for the ceremony that once hung in the hospital's emergency department.