New details announced for Fallen Five Memorial, this year's Chattanooga Heroes Run
Organizers say plans for a new Memorial for Chattanooga's Fallen Five are expected to be finished in time for this year's Chattanooga Heroes Run.
On Wednesday, Erlanger announced registration is now open for the Run and Walk on July 13th.
Erlanger says this will be the last year for the event.
Over the last three years, its raised $50,000 dollars to help fund the new permanent Fallen Five Memorial at the Tennessee Riverpark.
The memorial will honor the five servicemen killed during the July 16, 2015 tragic shootings at the Armed Services Recruiting Center on Lee Highway and the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center and Marine Corps Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.
Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson A. Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire D. 'Skip' Wells, and Petty Officer 2nd Class Randall Smith were all killed.
Over the last three years, the run/walk has raised $50,000 to help support the fundraising efforts by the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County for a permanent memorial at the Tennessee RiverPark. While the plans for the new memorial are expected to be finished in time for this year’s run/walk, the event will be one of the last opportunities to contribute to the construction for the memorial, which will be matched by the Lyndhurst Foundation up to $100,000.
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