The versatility of our skills can be seen in the variety of our projects on landmark buildings throughout East Tennessee.

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Wreath of Honor Fallen Five Memorial

Designed by Shane Albritton and Norman Lee of RE: site Studio
Chattanooga, TN

Learn More About the Wreath of Honor

The Wreath of Honor Fallen Five Memorial at Tennessee Riverpark was placed in honor of the lives lost during a terror attack at the US Navy Operational Support Center, less than 1000 feet from where the memorial stands today, and at a local recruiting center in Chattanooga Tennessee on July 16, 2015.

The memorial features a gold wreath that is upheld by five spires – representing the lives lost that day: Sergeant Carson Allen Louis Holmquist (USMC), Logistics Specialist Second Class Randall Scott Smith (NAVY), Staff Sergeant David Allen Wyatt (USMC), Lance Corporal Squire Kimpton Paul “Skip” Wells (USMC), and Gunnery Sergeant Thomas Joseph Sullivan (USMC).

The Memorial was inspired by the transcendent form and symbolism of a wreath. For many cultures, wreaths represent notions of eternity, continuity, and memory. Within military history, wreaths carry special layers of meaning: victory, bravery, and peace. In the military tradition of wreath-laying ceremonies, this reverent gesture recognizes honor and sacrifice. A suspended wreath eternally embodies this ritual of remembrance. Not touching the ground below, the suspended wreath creates a powerful gesture that marks the Riverpark site made sacred by the attacks that occurred on July 16, 2015, but also by the tremendous acts of kindness, support, and strength that occurred following July 16th in the form of makeshift memorials and vigils held at the Tennessee Riverpark.

The design is unique to most other veteran and military memorials in that the expression connects the tribute to the Fallen Five to the community in which they lived and worked, serving their country. A sculptural wreath hovers above a circular stone plaza, equally suspended by five monumental limestone pillars each representing a different member of the Fallen Five. The pillars have been engraved with the name and biographical text of each of the Fallen Five, giving visitors a personal glimpse into the lives of these heroes who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation.

The sculptural wreath is composed of interlacing, brass-colored stainless steel arc bands waterjet cut with the powerful words of tribute from the community following the tragic and heroic acts on July 16, 2015. At the center of the plaza is a circular granite bench that provides seating and a contemplative place to look upwards through the wreath to the sky above. The words and circular form of the wreath become a powerful symbol of unity for Chattanooga. The relationship of the pillars and wreath become a metaphor for how Chattanooga will forever be connected to the Fallen Five and how the Fallen Five will always lift the community and stand as beacons of hope, honor, valor, and sacrifice.

Wreath of Honor Fallen Five Memorial Designed by Shane Albritton and Norman Lee of RE: site Studio

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We have also completed projects for…

Ganns Middle Valley Elementary School
UT Knoxville Volunteer Parking Garage
University of Tennessee West Campus Phase I
University Center at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Rocky Top Sports Complex
Library and lecture hall at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
Freshmen Academy in Dandridge, TN
East Hamilton Middle/High School
Additions to Erlanger Hospital
TVA Computer Complex
Private Library for Sir John Templeton atop Monteagle Mountain

Webb School
Lincoln Memorial University
Additions to Knoxville Catholic High School Auditorium
Blount County Cancer Center
Maryville College
Tennessee Primary Care Facility
Northview Junior Academy
Hixson Presbyterian Church
Parkridge Medical Center
Smith & Wesson
Dayton City Schools