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  • A man with The Red Cross holds his hat over his heart as he attends a memorial for the Prescott Fire Department's Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshots Crew in Prescott Valley, Arizona July 9, 2013.
  • Vice President Joe Biden rubs his eyes during the "Our Fallen Brothers" memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Arizona, July 9, 2013. 
  • People watch a memorial service for the fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots on a big screen outside the memorial arena, in Prescott Valley, Arizona, July 9, 2013. 
  • Thousands of firefighters from around the nation arrived to attend a memorial service for Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots and pay final respects July 9, 2013, at the minor league hockey area in Prescott Valley, not far from where they died on June 30.
  • A circle of toy fire trucks sits at the bottom of a memorial dedicated to the 19 firefighters killed in the nearby wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, July 8, 2013.
  • Firefighters pray in front of a memorial dedicated to the 19 firefighters killed in the nearby wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, July 8, 2013. 
  • Retired Moline, Illinois firefighter Mike Radford watches a memorial service for Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots on a screen from a parking lot outside Tim's Toyota Center, July 9, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. 
  • A wildland firefighting crew does 19 push-ups next to a memorial in honor of the 19 firefighters killed in the nearby wildfire in Prescott, Arizona, July 8, 2013. 
  • Anaheim, California firefighter Brent Hirst, center, kisses his daughter, Morgan, 9, on the head while waiting to enter Tim's Toyota Center for a memorial service,  July 9, 2013 in Prescott, Arizona. 
  • Firefighters from around the country walk in formation outside Tim's Toyota Center, July 9, 2013, in Prescott, Arizona. 
  • Mayer fire department chaplain Rev. Bob Ossler, right, greets firefighters from the White Mountain Lake, Arizona fire district as they arrive for a memorial service, July 9, 2013, in Prescott, Arizona. 

Arizona Holds Memorial for US Firefighters

Published July 09, 2013

A memorial service was held July 9 for the 19 U.S. firefighters who died battling a blaze in the southwestern state of Arizona last week.


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