Fallen Arizona firefighters honored

Thousands of firefighters from around the nation arrived to attend a

memorial service for Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots to pay final

respects on Tuesday the 9th, at the minor league hockey arena in Prescott Valley,

not far from where they died Sunday, June 30. Nineteen members of the

crew were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in

Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix. (AP)

Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow, Pool)

Brendan McDonough, the sole surviving member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew hugs Vice-President Joe Biden during the "Our Fallen Brothers" memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)

A bell is rung for each fallen firefighter during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow, Pool)

Brendan McDonough, center right, the sole surviving member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew hugs Harold A. Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Firefighters as Vice-President Joe Biden and Dan Bates, Prescott Chapter Vice President of United Yavapai Firefighters Association, Local 3066, look on during the "Our Fallen Brothers" memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, David Wallace, Pool)

Brendan McDonough, center, the sole surviving member of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew takes his seat after saying the "Hotshots Prayer" during the "Our Fallen Brothers" memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow, Pool)

A flag is presented to the family of fallen firefighter Jesse Steed during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow, Pool)

A flag is presented to Juliann Ashcraft, widow of fallen firefighter Andrew Ashcraft, during a memorial service for the 19 fallen firefighters at Tim's Toyota Center in Prescott Valley, Ariz. on Tuesday, July 9, 2013. Prescott's Granite Mountain Hotshots were overrun by smoke and fire while battling a blaze on a ridge in Yarnell, about 80 miles northwest of Phoenix on June 30, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow, Pool)

Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ-JULY 9: Chaplain Bob Ossler (R) with the Mayer, Arizona fire department hugs people at the entrance to a memorial service honoring the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire at Tim's Toyota Center July 9, 2013 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving blaze on June 30. (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - JULY 9: Laura Marshall, 29, of Phoenix, Arizona sits in front of a photograph of her cousin, Garret Zuppiger (L) who was one of the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire, at the entrance to a memorial service in their honor at Tim's Toyota Center July 9, 2013 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving blaze on June 30. (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - JULY 9: Flags of the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire line the entrance to a memorial service in their honor at Tim's Toyota Center July 9, 2013 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving blaze on June 30. (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ - JULY 9: Members of fire departments from around the country attend a memorial in honor of the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire, at Tim's Toyota Center July 9, 2013 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving blaze on June 30. (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Memorial Service Honors 19 Elite Firefighters Killed In Arizona Wildfire

PRESCOTT VALLEY, AZ-JULY 9: Chaplain Bob Ossler with the Mayer, Arizona fire department hugs Mary Dalton, assistant chief of the Sun City West Fire Department, at the entrance to a memorial service honoring the 19 firefighters killed in a wildfire at Tim's Toyota Center July 9, 2013 in Prescott Valley, Arizona. The firefighters, of the Granite Mountain Hotshots crew, died battling the fast-moving blaze on June 30. (Photo by Laura Segall/Getty Images)

Residents have their identification checked at a check point on Hwy 89 near outside of Yarnell, Ariz. on Monday, July 8, 2013, as evacuees from Yarnell and Illah are let back into their homes after being evacuated June 30. Nineteen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot crew died fighting the Yarnell Hills Fire, about 40 miles southwest of Prescott. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Michael Chow) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES

Fallen Arizona Firefighters

A firefighter salutes as a pipe and drum band plays "Amazing Grace" while practicing at Courthouse Plaza, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. for Tuesday's memorial service honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who died fighting a blaze last week near Yarnell, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

This photo combination made with undated family photos provided via the City of Prescott, Ariz. shows the 19 firefighters killed battling an out-of-control wildfire in Yarnell, Ariz., on June 30, 2013. Top row, from left: Andrew Sterling Ashcraft, Robert Caldwell, Travis Carter, Dustin James DeFord, Chris Mackenzie, Eric Shane Marsh, and Grant Quinn McKee. Second row, from left: Sean Misner, Scott Daniel Norris, Wade Scott Parker, John Joseph Percin Jr., Anthony Michael Rose, Jesse James Steed, and Joe Thurston. Bottom row, from left: Travis Turbyfill, William Howard "Billy" Warneke, Clayton Thomas Whitted, Kevin Woyjeck, and Garret Zuppiger. (AP Photo/Family Photos via City of Prescott)

Justin Postula, a firefighter with the Central Yavapai Fire Department, ties purple ribbons and banners with the names of each of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters to 19 United States flags outside Tim's Toyota Center, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Tuesday during which firefighters from across the nation will join with the men's families, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries to honor the firefighters who were killed June 30 battling a blaze near Yarnell, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Patty Brookins, director of human resources for the Central Yavapai Fire Department, ties purple ribbons and banners with the names of each of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters to 19 United States flags outside Tim's Toyota Center, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. A memorial service will be held Tuesday during which firefighters from across the nation will join with the men's families, Vice President Joe Biden and other dignitaries to honor the firefighters who were killed June 30 battling a blaze near Yarnell, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

Chris Zaferes, of the Las Vegas Fire Department, plays along with other pipe and drum bands from various fire departments across the country at Courthouse Plaza, Monday, July 8, 2013 in Prescott, Ariz. while practicing for Tuesday's memorial service honoring the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshot firefighters who died fighting a blaze last week near Yarnell, Ariz. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)

A line of hearses makes their way north on Highway 89, south of Congress, Ariz. as the bodies of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were returned to Prescott, Ariz. from Phoenix, Sunday, July 7, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Story)

Members of the Baker River Hotshots from Sedro Wooley, Washington and Bureau of Land Management fire personnel lined Highway 89, by the BLM's Mohave Mountain Fire Center-north of Wickenburg, Ariz to honor the fallen members of the Granite Mountain Hotshot Crew as the bodies of the 19 firefighters were returned to Prescott, Ariz., Sunday, July 7, 2013 from Phoenix. All, save one, of the crew perished fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire on June 28, 2013. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Story)

The Phoenix Fire Department hangs a flag in preparation for procession of 19 hearses that will drive through Phoenix, Ariz. Sunday, July 7, 2013. The elite crew of firefighters were overtaken by the out-of-control blaze as they tried to protect themselves from the flames under fire-resistant shields. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)

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