Department of the Navy and City of Chattanooga To Hold Memorial Service for Fallen Service Members


Story Number: NNS150811-03Release Date: 8/11/2015 10:26:00 AM
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By U.S. Marine Forces Reserve - U.S. Navy Reserve Public Affairs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (NNS) -- The Department of the Navy and City of Chattanooga will hold a service Aug. 15 in memory of the Sailor and four Marines killed July 16 in Chattanooga.

Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Defense Ash Carter, Governor of Tennessee Bill Haslam, Sen. Bob Corker, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and City of Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke are expected to attend.

The Navy and Marine Corps family and the City of Chattanooga will honor the fallen service members, express appreciation to the Chattanooga Police Department and emergency responders and thank the community for its support.

Date: Saturday, Aug. 15.

Time: The service will start at 2 p.m.

Location: McKenzie Arena, 720 E 4th Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Watch Live: Click here to see the ceremony.

Media: Media interested in covering the memorial service should contact Joint Information Center Chattanooga at 423-280-7295 by no later than 4:30 p.m. EST on Thursday Aug. 13 to receive instructions and request security badges for facility access.

All bags will be screened. Availability is limited to 8,500 seats on a first come, first serve basis.

 
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