Tennessee River 600 to honor fallen servicemen on Sunday

Participants in the Tennessee River 600 maneuver their personal watercrafts around the Chickamauga Marina in this file photo.

Participants of the 19th annual Tennessee River 600 will arrive in Chattanooga in the late afternoon decked out in red, white and blue on Sunday, July 26.

"This year, coming into Chattanooga will be a somber arrival. We will only be ten days beyond the shootings that killed five of our own servicemen. We'd like to do something to honor them, their families and this community," Event coordinator Dennis Beckley said.

Participants wil lattach American Flags to their personal watercraft for the last leg of the day's journey - from Chickamauga Dam to the Downtown Chattanooga Riverfront, the press release said.

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