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19 Arizona Firefighters Honored By 100-Mile Procession

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The 19 Arizona firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill were honored with a long, somber procession on Sunday.

The remains of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were transported home to Prescott Valley, AZ.

The reported 100-mile procession, led by white hearses, was greeted by a crowd of thousands as it rolled through downtown Phoenix and later Prescott.

Civilians and fellow firefighters alike came from all over to pay their respects. Flagstaff fire captain Bill Morse said:

"It's overwhelming to watch this slow procession of 19 hearses. The ceremonious air of it all. It's heartbreaking."

A memorial service is scheduled for Tuesday. Individual funeral services for each of the firefighters' families will be held privately throughout the week. Our hearts go out to them.

[Image via Christian Petersen/Getty Images.]

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2 comments to “19 Arizona Firefighters Honored By 100-Mile Procession”

  1. Reds says – reply to this


    1

    What a horrible tragedy!! So many Good men that sacrificed their lives to only die so young. There aren't enough good men in our world that want to put their lives too good use and that is why this is even harder to understand!

  2. teeter totter says – reply to this


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    Such a sad story, Perez if you know of any charities for their families, I would appreciate if you would post this. Living on a fixed income I cannot contribute much, but every bit helps and I think some of your other readers might also want to contribute. Thanks.