American Legion Post 26 in Mayfield, Ky., was destroyed when the tornado struck Dec. 10-11. The downtown Mayfield building dates back to 1923, the same year Post 26 received its charter and moved in.
American flags, wreaths and flowers are out in full force a week after a major tornado walloped downtown Mayfield, Ky. Photo by Henry Howard
Downtown Mayfield, Ky., is a collection of damaged buildings, shuffled bricks and busted street poles. Photo by Henry Howard
American Legion Post 26 Commander Wendell Gugu locks the doors in downtown Mayfield, Ky., before returning to the donation site the post is organizing. Gugu and others are accepting, categorizing and distributing aid to their community.Photo by Henry Howard
Geoff Lee, of American Legion Post 491 in Illinois, helps unload the trailer he drove to downtown Mayfield, Ky. The post donated roughly $2,000 in checks and gift cards, as well as clothes, water, tools and 1,000 handmade fleece blankets. Photo by Henry Howard
American Legion Post 26 Commander Wendell Gugu peers out where the post’s movie theater screen used to be. The building in downtown Mayfield, Ky., received such extensive damage, Gugu doubts it will be able to be rebuilt. Photo by Henry Howard