Chattanooga Mourns the #ChattanoogaShooting on Instagram

On the social media sharing site, scenic photos and heartfelt captions reclaimed the city.

  1. You never think it'll happen in your own backyard. Prayers going up. #noogastrong
    You never think it'll happen in your own backyard. Prayers going up. #noogastrong
  2. Hearing the word "Chattanooga", makes my heart inevitably skip a beat from joyful pride - always. When I heard it on the radio this afternoon, it was obviously very different. Having lived here for 22 of my 27 years, I can't help but feel like an old, dear friend is hurting so badly today and for days to come. Thankfully, Chattanoogans are some of the warmest, most resilient, faithful people in the world. I love this town and its residents. Today is hard, tomorrow will be, too, but better days are ahead. //
Joshua 1:9 - "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
    Hearing the word "Chattanooga", makes my heart inevitably skip a beat from joyful pride - always. When I heard it on the radio this afternoon, it was obviously very different. Having lived here for 22 of my 27 years, I can't help but feel like an old, dear friend is hurting so badly today and for days to come. Thankfully, Chattanoogans are some of the warmest, most resilient, faithful people in the world. I love this town and its residents. Today is hard, tomorrow will be, too, but better days are ahead. // Joshua 1:9 - "Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go."
  3. I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places, but there have been few times in my travels in which I have felt as at peace as I do when I look over the beautiful city of Chattanooga. We cannot sit complacently by as people do terrible acts. We have to look up and show love to those who are hurting. Thank you, Chattanooga, for always being my shelter. I hope we can all band together and be that for you this time. #Chattanooga #NoogaStrong
    I have been fortunate enough to travel to many places, but there have been few times in my travels in which I have felt as at peace as I do when I look over the beautiful city of Chattanooga. We cannot sit complacently by as people do terrible acts. We have to look up and show love to those who are hurting. Thank you, Chattanooga, for always being my shelter. I hope we can all band together and be that for you this time. #Chattanooga #NoogaStrong
  4. #tbt to a picture I took of Chatt town a couple of years ago! I'm soo proud to be a part of a community that has rallied together despite the tragedy! "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." #prayforchattanooga #NoogaStrong
    #tbt to a picture I took of Chatt town a couple of years ago! I'm soo proud to be a part of a community that has rallied together despite the tragedy! "We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed." #prayforchattanooga #NoogaStrong
  5. Prayers for my city today and the families of those involved. I'm grateful to live in such an incredible, supportive community. #chattstrong #chattanooga #prayforchattanooga
    Prayers for my city today and the families of those involved. I'm grateful to live in such an incredible, supportive community. #chattstrong #chattanooga #prayforchattanooga
  6. This strikes close to home! #Chattanooga #Tennessee #NoogaStrong #ChattStrong
    This strikes close to home! #Chattanooga #Tennessee #NoogaStrong #ChattStrong
  7. I just can't believe this happened this dude just walks up to 2 different armed forces recruiting centers and just open fires I want to pray for all the people that were killed and their families and just for chatt itself this is not the chatt I know #prayforchattanooga #icantbelivethis #noogastrong
    I just can't believe this happened this dude just walks up to 2 different armed forces recruiting centers and just open fires I want to pray for all the people that were killed and their families and just for chatt itself this is not the chatt I know #prayforchattanooga #icantbelivethis #noogastrong
  8. So heartbroken for this wonderful city that I get to call my second home. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, service men & women, and all of the families affected by this horrible tragedy. #NoogaStrong #prayforChattanooga
    So heartbroken for this wonderful city that I get to call my second home. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, service men & women, and all of the families affected by this horrible tragedy. #NoogaStrong #prayforChattanooga
  9. This place has changed me for the better and forever. This place was my second chance. This place gave me strength when I had none. I believe in magic, destiny, and maybe even love because of this city and the people I have met here. It's not a perfect city, but no city really is. But, my goodness, this strange and wonderful city is also strong. Ships rock during a storm, but this often illustrates the power of their anchor. A city like this is anchored not by commerce and natural beauty alone — it is fortified by the people living in it. This is a time to come back together not in fear or hate but in love for one another as humans. It's funny, while I'm not particularly religious (I haven't regularly attended a church in many years) in times of great sorrow or joy I often find myself singing an old hymn: "When peace like a river attendeth my way/ When sorrows like sea billows roll/ Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say it is well/ It is well with my soul." May we all find peace and hope tonight, and clarity in the morning light. #cha #ChattanoogaStrong #noogastrong #chattanooga
    This place has changed me for the better and forever. This place was my second chance. This place gave me strength when I had none. I believe in magic, destiny, and maybe even love because of this city and the people I have met here. It's not a perfect city, but no city really is. But, my goodness, this strange and wonderful city is also strong. Ships rock during a storm, but this often illustrates the power of their anchor. A city like this is anchored not by commerce and natural beauty alone — it is fortified by the people living in it. This is a time to come back together not in fear or hate but in love for one another as humans. It's funny, while I'm not particularly religious (I haven't regularly attended a church in many years) in times of great sorrow or joy I often find myself singing an old hymn: "When peace like a river attendeth my way/ When sorrows like sea billows roll/ Whatever my lot thou hast taught me to say it is well/ It is well with my soul." May we all find peace and hope tonight, and clarity in the morning light. #cha #ChattanoogaStrong #noogastrong #chattanooga
  10. This is my city. The place that I've grown up, and the place that I love. I am still in shock by the events that happened today, and I am sending positive thoughts and prayers to all the families of the marines whose lives have been forever changed. I am grateful for their service to our country. And this is a reminder to how fragile and precious human life truly is.  #noogastrong #chattanooga
    This is my city. The place that I've grown up, and the place that I love. I am still in shock by the events that happened today, and I am sending positive thoughts and prayers to all the families of the marines whose lives have been forever changed. I am grateful for their service to our country. And this is a reminder to how fragile and precious human life truly is. #noogastrong #chattanooga
  11. This city holds a special place in my heart. Today and everyday. #noogastrong
    This city holds a special place in my heart. Today and everyday. #noogastrong
  12. #noogastrong #chattanoogastrong #prayforchattanooga #instagramtennessee
    #noogastrong #chattanoogastrong #prayforchattanooga #instagramtennessee
  13. Can't believe the tragedy that happened right here at home. I went to school with the suspect and known him since we were in Kindergarten. Never would have expected this from him. So sad for the victims and their families. Praying for them and our beautiful city of Chattanooga. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong #Chattanooga #tennessee #praying
    Can't believe the tragedy that happened right here at home. I went to school with the suspect and known him since we were in Kindergarten. Never would have expected this from him. So sad for the victims and their families. Praying for them and our beautiful city of Chattanooga. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong #Chattanooga #tennessee #praying
  14. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family and friends of all those affected in this horrific tragedy. We want to thank all our service men and women, law enforcement, and first responders who place their lives on the line daily to protect us and defend our freedoms. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong #chattanooga #usmc #cpd #cfd #prayforchatt #chattanoogastrong
    Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the family and friends of all those affected in this horrific tragedy. We want to thank all our service men and women, law enforcement, and first responders who place their lives on the line daily to protect us and defend our freedoms. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong #chattanooga #usmc #cpd #cfd #prayforchatt #chattanoogastrong
  15. I don't know his name, but he held a #marine flag at the sight of the first shooting & still there after darkness had set in! 🇺🇸 #semperfi #marines #USMC #chattanooga #usa #noogastrong #merica
    I don't know his name, but he held a #marine flag at the sight of the first shooting & still there after darkness had set in! 🇺🇸 #semperfi #marines #USMC #chattanooga #usa #noogastrong #merica
  16. Never thought something like this would happen here #noogastrong
    Never thought something like this would happen here #noogastrong
  17. Thinking of our friends and family in Chattanooga. via @utchattanooga ・・・
#NoogaStrong 💙💛
    Thinking of our friends and family in Chattanooga. via @utchattanooga ・・・ #NoogaStrong 💙💛
  18. Sure do. #noogastrong 💙💛
    Sure do. #noogastrong 💙💛
  19. I've lived in many places. This city is the only one I've called home. There is far too much evil and hate in the world and it's unbelievable that someone could live among us here in this beautiful city only to take so much from it. There will be a day when we are asked to fight back, and the citizens of Chattanooga will be happy to volunteer. #noogastrong #chattanooga #prayforchattanooga
    I've lived in many places. This city is the only one I've called home. There is far too much evil and hate in the world and it's unbelievable that someone could live among us here in this beautiful city only to take so much from it. There will be a day when we are asked to fight back, and the citizens of Chattanooga will be happy to volunteer. #noogastrong #chattanooga #prayforchattanooga
  20. My heart goes out to Chattanooga and the family and friends of the fallen marines of yesterday's tragedy.  Please keep them in your prayers today 🙏🏻#NoogaStrong #GodBlessAmerica #chattanooga
    My heart goes out to Chattanooga and the family and friends of the fallen marines of yesterday's tragedy. Please keep them in your prayers today 🙏🏻#NoogaStrong #GodBlessAmerica #chattanooga
  21. Our American Flag Flying at Half-Staff! #tchd #thunder #thecreek #thundercreekhd #chattanooga #ChattanoogaStrong #tennessee #hd #harleydavidson #harleydavidsonofinstagram #NoogaStrong #America #USA
  22. Praying for Chattanooga..#hometownblues #noogastrong #repost
    Praying for Chattanooga..#hometownblues #noogastrong #repost
  23. #Chattanooga #chattanoogastrong #noogastrong #neverforgotten #neverforget #7/16/2015
    #Chattanooga #chattanoogastrong #noogastrong #neverforgotten #neverforget #7/16/2015
  24. driving down amnicola and seeing FbI agents all over my city has been so surreal. I hurt for my city today. keep Chattanooga in your thoughts. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong
    driving down amnicola and seeing FbI agents all over my city has been so surreal. I hurt for my city today. keep Chattanooga in your thoughts. #prayforchattanooga #noogastrong
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