Fourth of July holds special meaning for tornado victims


MOORE, OK – They call themselves “Team Kriesel.” After losing everything in the Moore tornado, the Fourth of July has a special meaning to Nathan and Amber Kriesel and their three little girls.

“We’ve had a long six weeks with the tornado and everything. We lost our home and we`re from Moore so we definitely wanted to be a part of it since it`s a celebration, especially this year,” Amber said.

“It`s definitely a blessing to be able to enjoy time off with my family. Obviously it`s been a struggling time for all of Moore, but this is a time to enjoy life again,” Nathan said.

Proudly showing off their matching flag shirts, the Kriesels are thankful for a day to forget and just celebrate. Most people came to give thanks for all the good things still left in their lives, a day to celebrate our country’s independence and their city’s strength.

“Oh it`s a true blessing.” Robbie Mullinax said, “I got to say it`s a true blessing from God that we`re able to come out here and celebrate our countries freedom with our family and overall have a good time.”

“I mean it`s a rallying of the community,”¬†Amber Mullinax said. “Everybody around here has been awesome since everything happened and there`s just a great sense of people coming together and just enjoying being together.”