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Front Page - Friday, February 16, 2018

Artists are selected for Fallen Five Memorial




“Wreath of Honor” will be in the Tennessee Riverpark near the Naval Operations Support Center on Amnicola Highway. - Photograph provided

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 in the summer of 2017.

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.

‘Wreath of Honor’ stood out for its timeless design and uplifting spirit,” says Katelyn Kirnie, director of Public Art.

Kirnie anticipates a ground breaking for the memorial on July 16 and dedication of the completed memorial one year later to the day.

“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 16,” artist Norman Lee says of the inspiration behind the piece.

Source: Public Art Chattanooga