Go here to see archived live coverage of Chattanooga Unite.
"The shootings two months ago gave me even more motivation," said Jessie, an 11th-grader at East Ridge High School. "Those guys are heroes."
Jessie was one of about 1,000 Hamilton County high school students to participate in the Chattanooga Unite: Tribute on the River parade Wednesday, an event honoring the lives of Gunnery Sgt. Thomas Sullivan, Staff Sgt. David Wyatt, Sgt. Carson Holmquist, Lance Cpl. Squire "Skip" Wells and Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith, all gunned down on July 16 by local resident Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez.