Monday, July 08, 2013
Today has been a sad day. I live in the area of Prescott Arizona and today we had the return of the Hotshots that lost their lives in the Yarnell Hill Fire. I was unable to watch the procession in person, I had to work, but I did watch many video's on Facebook of the procession that allowed me to feel part of the welcome home that Prescott showed to the Yarnell 19.
I want to take a moment to say welcome home to the Yarnell 19 and that my prayers and thoughts are with their families and friends.
I have to say that I live in a wonderful community that has rallied together to show complete support to the families of the Yarnell 19. I also love that several places outside of Arizona have rallied together to help the families in need with donations and fundraisers, there help is greatly appreciated. The show of support by many, if not all, of the fire stations have been noticed and appreciated too.
Yes today has been a sad day, it is also a good day in that they have been returned to home base.
Welcome home Granite Mountain Hotshots, you will always be remembered.