2016 Gatlinburg wildfires memorial to be dedicated with ceremony
The City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County will dedicate a memorial to honor those who lost their lives in the deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg in 2016.
GATLINBURG, Tenn. (WVLT) - The City of Gatlinburg and Sevier County will dedicate a memorial to honor those who lost their lives in the deadly wildfires in Gatlinburg in 2016.
The 2016 Wildfires Memorial and Tribute Plaza will be dedicated on June 9 at 2 p.m. at Mynatt Park in Gatlinburg, which is where the memorial will be.
Gatlinburg officials said that there will be limited public parking at Mynatt Park, but the city will provide a shuttle to Mynatt Park via the Gatlinburg Trolleys at the Gatlinburg Fire Department Station No. 2 which is located at 309 Reagan Drive before and after the event, starting at 1:15 p.m.
The memorial involves two separate plazas on either side of LeConte Creek. One will serve as a memorial for those who died in the fires and the other will serve as a tribute to the law enforcement agencies that aided Gatlinburg and Sevier County in response and recovery efforts.
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