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March 26, 2014
As someone who knows about losing a brother/husband/son, Our prayers go out to all of the families of the brave 19. May GOD bless you and keep you safe until you see them again.
February 22, 2014
To the family, friends, neighbors and others who loved and miss the Hotshots. Please know that you have been in and will continue to be in the prayers of many. The sacrifice that each member of the Hotshots made that fateful day will be remembered. This knowledge will not heal your broken hearts, but I hope and pray that you will feel God's healing presence with you as you continue to grieve. Love in Christ, Brenda
November 02, 2013
God bless them all
October 31, 2013
I heard about it on TV, recently read a more in depth story of this brave, best of the best in training,crew of the bravest,undying loyalty to their crew,group of specially trained firefighters (hotshots) and family men. I cannot comprehend the gravity of the loss of husbands, uncles, sons,& Dads. My son-in-law is a firefighter/medic with his first child being born next week. I pray nightly for all firefighters, police, medics,who protect us daily and all through the night not knowing if like my son-in-law will come home. You're a special group of people and I salute you, pray for you, and will be interested building back of those lost but never forgotten. Thank you for a profession to help the citizens you serve. God Bless you, he enfolds you in his arms to receive you and keep you in the palm of his hands. So many guardian angels for the families and the newly trained hotshots. Never forget, we never walk alone. Many Blessing~~~
August 29, 2013
May you have healing from your terrible loss. God bless you all
August 19, 2013
Our deepest sympathy goes out to all the families of the 19 men lost on the Yarnell Hill fire. We are firefighting parents and can feel your pain. May God Bless you and keep you in the palm of His hand.
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
Such loss of life to a group of brave men is most certainly tragic. These 19 men have earned a place among the pantheon of American heroes.
August 07, 2013
So incredibly sorry for your loss and grateful for what your loved ones were doing. Thank you. My heart goes out to the families.
August 05, 2013

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