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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.
"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.
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