On Nov. 28, 2017, the city of Gatlinburg and Smokies Strong community took time to remember, recognize and honor those who died in the wildfires last year, the first responders who rushed in to help and give thanks for the community's recovery.
One year ago, 14 people died when the fires swept through the region.
On Tuesday, the Smokies Strong community showed their support as the city of Gatlinburg unveiled their plans for a permanent wildfire memorial in the northern part of the city.
A year after the fires, businesses are booming and rebuilding. Families are reconstructing their homes.
These stories of perseverance and determination are moving this community forward.
(If viewing on the app, click the links below to watch each part of the special)
Smokies Strong:Special Section
What we knew then: The 1st week of wildfire coverage
Smokies Stronger: Sevier County one year later
True Volunteers: Stories of heroism and generosity from the wildfires
When disaster struck Sevier Co., Dolly and the My People Fund stepped in to help