Thousands of firefighters from around the nation are paying their final respects at a memorial for 19 members of an elite Arizona Hotshot crew killed in a wildfire June 30.
The 19 Arizona firefighters killed in Yarnell Hill were honored with a long, somber procession. The remains of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew were transported home to Prescott Valley, AZ. The reported 100-mile procession, led by white hearses, was greeted by a crowd of thousands as it rolled through downtown Phoenix and later Prescott.
Nineteen firefighters killed in a wildfire a week ago went home for the last time on Sunday, their bodies traveling in individual white hearses in a somber procession for 125 miles through Arizona cities and towns.