Flags lowered to half-staff and makeshift memorials have sprung up in Prescott, AZ since Sunday when 19 firefighters of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill wildfire.
A candlelight vigil is scheduled for 7:30 Tuesday night at the Prescott High School football field.
In 1864 Prescott was designated as the capital of the Arizona Territory, and the soil seems to spawn heroic men. Theodore Roosevelt's famous "Rough Riders" were from Prescott, and he called them a "regiment of as gallant fighters as ever wore the United States uniform."
A memorial area for the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew surrounds the Fire Station #7 on 6th St. in Prescott.
This is the final photo Arizona firefighter Andrew Ashcraft texted to his wife before perishing in the Yarnell Hill fire.
Granite Mountain Hotshots
(Image by In Memory of Prescott Firefighters Lost 6/30/2013 Facebook page) Permission Details DMCA