mood at today's memorial is a contrast: somber in remembering the 19 lives
lost, but celebration of their heroism.
The parking lot held tens of thousands of
people from not only Prescott, but all across Arizona and all across the
Some reflected with their heads bowed,
others wiping away sadness.
They watched the jumbotron as several
dignitaries spoke, including Vice President Joe Biden and Governor Jan Brewer. And the lone
survivor of the crew.
The Toyota Center itself, and its 6,000
seats were reserved for family and friends of the victim and certain
Men and women poured into the small town from
almost every state, and even from across the border in Canada.
"We came down the road and see all these
firefighters, and all the people in the parking lot. Being a big family, this
is what it's all about. It's why we came here today: to mourn these people and
all to remember them [and] that there's no borders when you're a firefighter."
The memorial organizers see today as a time
to honor the men and to start the healing process for firefighters, and all
people whose lives they touched.
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