Miracle of the Human Spirit

Miracle of the Human Spirit

This stainless steel ring was built and installed in October 2011 by the Paul Mueller Company to commemorate the thousands of volunteers who rushed to Joplin, Missouri's aid after the May tornado tragedy. It was designed by Drury University and unveiled during an episode of the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition television series. The ring represents the thousands of rubber wristbands that were handed out to the volunteers which read "The Miracle of the Human Spirit." The ring is permanently a part of Cunningham Park in Joplin, Missouri.