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October 04, 2015

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October 04, 2015

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November 18, 2014
We just read the entries from this website. My sister somehow found it and gave me the link. Thank you all so very much. We appreciate everyone of you. To the men whom we met who carried our son, thank you for your sacrifice and for caring about all of us. It means so much to us. We look forward to the day we see our son and his crew in heaven. Thank you to our Lord Jesus Christ for bringing us strength and peace throughout this time.

We love and miss you Wade every second of every day ..... until we meet again Love you, Momma
June 19, 2014
Dear Love ones of Wade,

The life of Wade encouraged me so much to love and to live even stronger for the Lord. I even have a photo of his poem printed out and hanged on my wall!
June 16, 2014
To the Parker Family,

A team of firefighters from 5 different states were assigned to Casket Team 2 to assist with the funerals for the Granite Mountain HotShots. It was the highest Honor to be there at the Chino Valley church to assist your family in remembering your son, Wade. Of all the funerals we assisted with, Wade hit us the hardest. From the time we escorted Wade to the funeral home, he affected our lives forever. We not only had the Honor of escorting Wade to the funeral home, but also at the church where we were his Honor Guard before and after the service, to meeting you, his parents at IHOP the next morning, to meeting a cousin at the Phoenix airport as we were going home Saturday afternoon. We, as Casket Team 2, hope that you are doing well and know we are still thinking of you.
November 30, 2013
Dear loved ones of Wade,
It has been nearly six months since this horrific tragedy. My prayer is for you to continue to endure in spite of the emotional pain that greets you each day. May you be comforted in knowing that our heavenly father knows how you feel and listens intently if you call on him and come and pray to him, he listens and will calm your heart. – Jeremiah 29:12
September 25, 2013
Dear Parker family and friends,
I have two firefighter sons and was deeply saddened by tragedies from the Yarnell Fire. I live in Long Beach, but traveled to Prescott for the Memorial Service there, and then also locally for Kevin Woyjeck. I have read and re-read the biographies of the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots and stayed in touch through the Wildland Firefighter Foundation and other sites that have been created in honor of your son and the others.
I must admit that your son's life bears a very close resemblance to my own two, and therefore I write to you not just in sympathy, but also as a father who loves his sons and the lives they have chosen.
Please know that there are hundreds if not thousands of us who have sons like Wade and we both grieve, and also congratulate you for bringing him into this world so others could know him. His life was a gift and he lived in according to your guidance, which is something you should be proud of.
Is there anything we can do for you? I hope you don't mind that I have singled out Wade since his love of sports and the outdoors, also mirrors my own.
With great respect and honor coming your way.
Wes Edwards, Long Beach, CA
September 15, 2013
Love you wade Parker
You are my hero
Cindy Davis San Diego calif
August 18, 2013
I know ure in a better place Wade. U will be missed. Let ure family know you're alright, its been really hard for them.. U know ure with good company. R.I.P
August 10, 2013

The world is full of men, but what of men noble and true?
Can you say that you have known such a man?
These  men are far too few.
But let me tell you a a story,
About a team of men
Who left behind a legacy 
That will not be forgotten.
Highly trained, 
They  passed every test,
Chosen to fight wild fires, 
They  were called the best.
One scorching June day in 2013,
When a wildfire raged 
The Hotshots were called upon
 To battle the fiery blaze.
Armed with tools and heavy gear, 
 They set out in their prime,
No job too hard for these men,
No hill too tall to climb.
Command  was set, plans were made
To tackle the fire's wrath
But winds shifted unexpectedly
And they were trapped in the fire's path.
19 men were caught that day,
The fire drew quickly near
Though they knew they were truly trapped,
Not a one showed fear.
Dig your shelters, men came the command,
Each one knew what this meant
They dug with haste and with one final look 
They took to their tents.
Then let us look away,
For we cannot bear
What came to each one next,
Each man endured in those fiery moments,
His final Hotshot test.
And when the aid finally found the men,
The blackened landscape bore
The testimony of death everywhere,
And the men who were no more.
Oh children, your father was so brave, 
A man who did his best
In work excelled, he fought to save, 
withstanding every test.
Dear widow, may you never shed 
another tear at some unhappy strife
For you've suffered enough dread
The day your husband lost his life.
Young sweetheart, your hopes and dreams
Lay in ashes,  from the fire's wrath
May you find hope and dream once more 
Though sorrow has changed your path.
Sad mother, your beautiful son, 
your joy and your pride
Whom you succored with patient love,
has bravely lived and bravely died.
Two prayers I pray for you, the first,
Though all hope now seem dim
May you have a hope in God,
And place your trust in Him.
Second, May something good, 
Something beautiful and strong
Emerge from this tragic loss
From something that went so wrong.
Then like a Phoenix from the ashes
May these men and their noble deeds
Live, for love is stronger than death,
In the lives of those who who stop here to read.
August 07, 2013
To the Family & Friends
of Mr. Parker
Please accept my deepest
sympathy in the loss of
Your HERO. May He Rest In
Peace. May God comfort You
during this difficult time.
July 30, 2013
You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. We feel your pain as firefighting parents here in Illinois. Our son Dan is in fire and his wife Kristi ( went to hight school with Dan Parker)Kristi and Dan work out of the Prescott fire center and Dan was on site at the Yarnell Hill Fire. We will ALWAYS keep you in our thoughts and prayers each day. May God hold you all in the palm of his hand and help you through this time of grief. Our hearts go out to all of you. God Bless

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