December 17, 2019
In Chattanooga and around the nation, we remember the collective heartbreak that occurred on July 16, 2015, when the lives of five servicemen were taken from our community. This year, Majestic Stone had the distinct honor of helping to pay homage to them, our Fallen Five, by providing stone and funding for the Wreath of Honor memorial, located in the Tennessee Riverpark.
The wreath is suspended by five stone pillars, which represent each of the men who lost their lives in the line of duty: Sergeant Carson Holmquist, Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Sullivan, Lance Corporal Squire “Skip” Wells, and Staff Sergeant David Wyatt, the four of whom were members of the U.S. Marine Corps, as well as U.S. Navy Logistics Specialist Second Class, Randall Smith.
“It’s hard to put into words what a project like this means to us,” said Patrick Wells, CEO of Majestic Stone. “On one hand, we are filled with pride to be a part of a memorial like this, while on the other hand, we share in the immense sadness that its purpose is to remember lives so senselessly lost.”
The memorial can be found near the U.S. Naval Operational Support Center at the Tennessee Riverpark. While we hope the photos convey the serenity and peacefulness of the memorial, we encourage community members to visit the site for a moment of silence in honor of the Fallen Five, their families, and the service men and women who continue to protect our community.
“Stone represents longevity, strength, and steadfastness,” Wells said. “Those traits are all things the Fallen Five — as well as the brave individuals who stopped the attacks before more damage could be done — embody. We are truly honored to have had this small role in helping their stories live on.”
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