Memorial for slain military servicemen to be held Saturday

Top Pentagon brass, Gov. Haslam, other elected officials expected to attend service on one-month anniversary of attacks

Charlene Jacobs, right, kneels to pay her respects Monday while at the Lee Highway memorial set up for last Thursday's Chattanooga shooting victims.

U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter is expected to join Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and a host of other elected officials in a citywide memorial service for the five military men killed in Chattanooga on July 16.

"We just want to take the opportunity to not only thank the community of Chattanooga for all their support but we want to formally honor the lives of the fallen service members," said Capt. Andrew Chrestman, Marine Forces Reserve spokesman.

The Marine Forces Reserve, the Navy Reserve and the City of Chattanooga will hold the service at 2 p.m. Saturday at McKenzie Arena, 720 E. 4th St., according to a news release.

U.S. Sens. Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker, U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus and Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke also are expected to attend.

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