CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) – The Lyndhurst Foundation is promising to match gifts to the Fallen five Memorial.
The Committee is trying to finish the fund drive for the Memorial which is already under construction at the Tennessee Riverpark.
The Lyndhurst Foundation will match up to $100,000 by any person or organization donating to the Memorial.
The project just needs $200,000 more.
The committee hopes you will remember their drive on Giving Tuesday, November 27th.
“Thanks to generous gifts from individuals, the Chattanooga Heroes Run, City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County, the Fallen Five Memorial is very close to reaching its total fundraising goal of $825,000,” said Katelyn Kirnie, Director of Public Art Chattanooga.
“The $825,000 covers the cost of the memorial, as well as a fund for ongoing maintenance. Lyndhurst’s match of every dollar raised up to $100,000 will help us complete that goal.”
The ‘Wreath of Honor’ will remember the five servicemen killed during the July 16, 2015 attack in Chattanooga at 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.
It was designed by Shane Allbritton and Norman Lee.
“The memorial will provide a sacred space for Chattanoogans to remember the lives of those lost on that day, reflect on their heroism and how we came together as a community,” said Kelly Cotton, representative of the Fallen Five Memorial Committee and liaison to the families of the fallen.
The first matching grant is for the $13,000 raised from the 2018 Heroes Run by Erlanger Hospital and Rock Creek Outfitters.
The Fallen Five Memorial is also a featured veterans cause in CHAGives, Chattanooga’s own city wide Giving Tuesday campaign, which will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 27.