One Year Later: Chattanooga Strong Together event emphasizes unity
People from different religions came together for an interfaith service, just one way the community continues to stand together as we remember the Fallen Five.
People from different religions came together for an interfaith service at UTC's student center on Saturday. It's just one way the community continues to stand together as we remember the fallen five.
Stronger together was the message behind the interfaith service. Although they have different religious beliefs, dozens sat next to each other as one to remember the five servicemen who lost their lives one year ago.
"We thought maybe we could provide some support today to the families and anyone else who was involved," Jim Wilson who attended the service said.
People in the Chattanooga community like Wilson continue to heal from last year's terrorist attack at two military facilities. Religious and community leaders led the service and emphasized how Chattanooga continues to remain strong.
"Chattanooga has taken that opportunity and has taken that opportunity to show the world how people can come together to overcome even extremist murderous acts like the one that happened here," Boyd Patterson, a speaker said.
More than anything, some said there's an even bigger need to remain united.
"I think it's about respect for everyone and to go by the example that the five heroes have set for us," Dr. Daoud Abudiab, President of the Columbia, TN Islamic Center.