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1,500 take part in Chattanooga Heroes Run honoring 'Fallen Five'

About 1,500 people spent the morning of the one-year anniversary of the July 16, 2015 shootings running to honor the "Fallen Five" servicemen killed in Chattanooga. (WTVC)

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WTVC) - About 1,500 people spent the morning of the one-year anniversary of the July 16, 2015 shootings running to honor the "Fallen Five" servicemen killed in Chattanooga.

The Chattanooga Heroes Run was the first event of many honoring the sacrifice of these heroes.

Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire Skip Wells, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, and Navy Petty Officer Second Class Randall Smith were all killed last year by Mohammed Abdulazeez, who was later shot and killed by police.

Patriotism was felt through prayer, colors, and the Marine Corps. A group ran in the middle of the crowd chanting about how being in the military was good for them, including Dan Daly, emphasizing the city's coined hashtag #NoogaStrong.

All proceeds of the event will go toward creating a permanent memorial on Amnicola Highway.

Not only did Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher take part in the run, along with many other Chattanooga Police officers, he tweeted pictures during the race:

Click the photo gallery at the top of this story to see more pictures from the Chattanooga Heroes Run.

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