All of Arizona, and the nation, is reeling from the deaths of 19 brave firefighters who lost their lives on Sunday fighting a wildfire in the Yarnell area some 30+ miles southwest from their home base in Prescott. Highway 89 is dotted with small towns and villages, some with less than 100 people. These quaint little towns are close-knit communities. It reminds me of the hills and hollers of Kentucky. Everyone is treated like family. The residents of the towns that the firefighters were trying to protect have put things in perspective. In many cases, these are homeowners who have lost everything. But they have all said that property/belongings can be replaced; lives can’t. To lose so many young people so quickly is devastating and our prayers are with the families and their loved ones.
Honoring the Prescott Hot Shot Firefighters