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Honoring 19 Fallen Heroes

As you know, the wildfire in Yarnell has not only devastated the tiny Arizona town near Prescott; on Sunday afternoon, it also claimed the lives of 19 hotshot firefighters, making Sunday the deadliest day for firefighters in the U.S. since September 11, 2001.

Yesterday, Prescott Fire Chief Dan Fraijo read the names of the 19 fallen heroes. We honor your service and we pray that you will never be forgotten. May you each rest in peace.

— Andrew Ashcraft, 29

— Kevin Woyjeck, 21

— Anthony Rose, 23

— Eric Marsh, 43

— Christopher MacKenzie, 30

— Robert Caldwell, 23

— Clayton Whitted , 28

— Scott Norris, 28

— Dustin Deford, 24

— Sean Misner, 26

— Garret Zuppiger, 27

— Travis Carter, 31

— Grant McKee, 21

— Travis Turbyfill, 27

— Jesse Steed, 36

— Wade Parker, 22

— Joe Thurston, 32

— William Warneke, 25

— John Percin, 24

There is a sacredness in tears. 
They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. 
They speak more eloquently than ten 
thousand tongues. 
They are messengers of overwhelming grief…
and unspeakable love.
–Washington Irving

Words can’t convey how saddened we are by this horrific tragedy, and like so many of you in Arizona and across the country, we want to help.

Below is a list of organizations that are accepting donations both for the families of the 19 firefighters and for the residents of Yarnell, many of whom lost their homes to the blaze.

As for the fire, it has consumed more than 8,000 acres and is currently at zero percent containment.

100 Club’s HEROS Fund in memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Red Cross Arizona/Grand Canyon Chapter

Prescott Firefighter’s Charities

Bashas’ supermarkets (Food City, AJ’s)

Arizona Diamondbacks


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