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Firefighters Memorial Service (the Arizona Hotshot 19)
C-SPAN ^ | July 9, 2013

Posted on 07/09/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by CedarDave

Vice President Joe Biden delivers remarks at a memorial service for 19 "Hot Shot" firefighters killed battling the Yarnell Hill wildfire in Prescott, Arizona. The memorial takes place at the Tim's Toyota Center Arena in Prescott Valley.

This is so much more than just a memorial service - it's honoring 19 young men who lived their dream of serving their fellow citizens. They are mostly in their 20's with about a dozen fatherless children under the age of six. Several wives are expecting children within the next several months.

The 6,000 seats inside the arena are filled with family, invited friends and firefighters from Arizona, other states and other countries.


TOPICS: Breaking News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona
KEYWORDS: fallenfirefighters; prescott; yarnellhillfire
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Links:

http://www.c-spanvideo.org/event/221278

http://yarnellfallenfirefighters.com/

http://www.azcentral.com/video/2339390143001

http://www.azfamily.com/home/related/Watch-LIVE-3TV-News-201709481.html

Memorial Service Program:

http://www.azcentral.com/ic/pdf/Arizonamemorial07082013.pdf

Donations:

http://yarnellfallenfirefighters.com/to-donate/

1 posted on 07/09/2013 10:40:25 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Channel 3 may be the best way to view - I expect AzCentral to be overwhelmed. There may be other links showing it live, also.

Channel 3 has interviewed fire fighters from Canada and LA. Some are coming from Australia.


2 posted on 07/09/2013 10:44:28 AM PDT by CedarDave
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For earlier threads on the lost Prescott firefighters check the keywords:
Prescott,
fallenfirefighters
Yarnellhillfire
3 posted on 07/09/2013 10:50:11 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Earlier post:

Bringing their brothers off the hill (Video, AZ fallen firefighters)

4 posted on 07/09/2013 10:54:25 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Dozens of TV satellite trucks there also. Major cable channels may stream some of it live. If so, please add links.


5 posted on 07/09/2013 10:56:35 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Prelude: “On Eagle’s Wings,” Greater Arizona Congress Choir.

Procession: Prescott Fire Department Honor Guard, PFD Combined Fire, Emergency Services and Military Honor Guard, All Uniformed Fire Fighters and Emergency Responders


6 posted on 07/09/2013 11:19:48 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Master of Ceremony: Tim Hill President, Professional Fire Fighters of Arizona

US National Anthem

Opening Prayer: Ron Merrell, Teaching Pastor, Heights Church


7 posted on 07/09/2013 11:21:17 AM PDT by CedarDave
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(So the Prescott firefighters could attend, all Prescott fire stations and EMT services are being manned by personnel from other locations from throughout Arizona)


8 posted on 07/09/2013 11:23:22 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Speakers:
Darrell Willis: Division Chief, PFD
Chief Dan Fraijo, PFD

Flag and Pulaski Presentation: Presentation of Flags flown over the US Capital and a bronzed Pulaski tool used by wildland firefighters.

Musical Selection: “You Raise Me Up”


9 posted on 07/09/2013 11:27:14 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Did Biden invite himself?


10 posted on 07/09/2013 11:29:35 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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Speakers:
The Honorable Marlin Kuykendall, Mayor, City of Prescott

The Honorable Jan Brewer, Governor, State of Arizona

The Honorable Joe Biden, Vice President, USA

Musical Tribute

Dan Bates: Precott Chapter Vice President, United Yavapai Fire Fighters Association, Local 3066

Harold A. Schaitberger, General President, International Association of Fire Fighters
Presentation: IAFF Medal of Honor to the families of members killed in the line of duty.


11 posted on 07/09/2013 11:34:15 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Better him than the Anointed One as it’s always about him.

These men who died were almost to a man church-going men of God and speakers are recognizing that - Thanking God for their presence and celebrating their lives and knowing they are with our Father.


12 posted on 07/09/2013 11:39:02 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Whole-heartedly agree, but having Biden there is almost disrespectful. I hope he keeps it solumn and resists his usual compulsion to “lighten” the proceedings.

God bless those who gave all.


13 posted on 07/09/2013 11:44:28 AM PDT by clintonh8r ("Europe was created by history. America was created by a philosophy." Baroness Thatcher)
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The Hot Shots Prayer: Recited by (surviving) Hot Shot Crew Member Brendan McDonough
(This young man served as a high point lookout and gave warming and barely escaped from his position before it was overwhelmed by flames. Expect long and lengthy applause for him - it is intended that he be loved and supported going forward without his brothers.)

The Final Alarm: Prescott FD Honor Guard

TAPS: Combined Fire, Emergency Services and Military Honor Guard.

Musical Selection: “Amazing Grace” - AZ Fire Fighters and Public Safety Massed Pipes and Drums, Greater Arizona Choir

Dismal: Prescott Fire Department - All uniformed Fire Fighters and Public Safety Personnel

Postlude: “An Irish Blessing”


14 posted on 07/09/2013 11:55:22 AM PDT by CedarDave
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Governor Brewer makes note of the help the community has given to both the families and to those who come to mourn and celebrate their lives. Prescott families opened up their homes to members of out-of-town departments.


15 posted on 07/09/2013 12:14:47 PM PDT by CedarDave
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Slow Joe.....

Oh never mind. I’ll be nice.


16 posted on 07/09/2013 12:16:54 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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Watching it live I think — is anyone listening to Biden make this whole damn thing about himself?


17 posted on 07/09/2013 12:17:16 PM PDT by gopwhit
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You’re watching live.


18 posted on 07/09/2013 12:19:43 PM PDT by Bradís Gramma (Psalm 83)
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joe isn’t too bad, but it would have been touching for him to have learned something personal about each one of these guys instead of phoning it in with “i knew them”....


19 posted on 07/09/2013 12:20:20 PM PDT by gopwhit
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OK doing a 180 on Joe....very well done.


20 posted on 07/09/2013 12:28:36 PM PDT by gopwhit
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