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.
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.