Ground Breaking Planned July 16 For Memorial At Riverpark To 5 Fallen Service Members

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Houston artists Shane Albritton and Norman Lee of RE:site Studio have been chosen to design the permanent memorial to honor the five service members who were killed during the domestic terror attack on July 16, 2015.

Public Art Chattanooga and members of the Fallen Five Memorial Steering Committee guided the selection process, which began last summer.


RE:site’s project, entitled “Wreath of Honor,” was chosen out of the semi-finalist designs presented for consideration. “The selection panel was presented with three exceptional design proposals. However, “Wreath of Honor” stood out for its timeless design and uplifting spirit,” said Katelyn Kirnie, Director of Public Art. “We anticipate a ground breaking for the Memorial on July 16, 2018 and dedication of the completed memorial on July 16, 2019.” “Wreath of Honor” will be located in the Tennessee Riverpark near the Naval Operations Support Center on Amnicola Highway.


“The suspended wreath creates a powerful gesture that marks the Riverpark site made sacred by the attacks that occurred on July 16, 2015, at the nearby US Navy Operational Support Center, but also by the tremendous acts of kindness, support and strength that occurred following July 16th,” said artist Norman Lee regarding the inspiration behind the piece.


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