Tornado anniversary prayer service at Ala. Capitol

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A prayer service will be held at Alabama's Capitol on April 27 to observe the 1-year anniversary of the tornadoes that killed more than 250 Alabamians.

Gov. Robert Bentley will be among those participating in the prayer service at 9 a.m. on the Capitol step.

Bentley said the date April 27 conjures up strong emotions for many Alabamians. He said he hopes the prayer service and other memorial events planned around the state next week will bring comfort to the families of victims and those who are still recovering from the tornadoes.

Bentley said an Alabama flag representing each of the 253 people killed in the tornadoes will be displayed on the Capitol grounds from Monday through Friday next week.

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