Dear loved ones of Anthony,
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
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.
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.
To the Family & Friends
of Mr. Rose
Please accept my deepest
sympathy in the loss of
Your HERO. May He Rest In
Peace. May God comfort You
during this difficult time.
Lifting the family up in prayer.
May God comfort you and give you peace.
"The HotShots will be loved and remembered forever"
To the family of Anthony Rose, I can not even begin to imagine the loss that you are feeling. From what I have read you have every reason to be full of pride for Anthony. He was a wonderful person and had a heart of gold, he would have to in order to do the job he did. I will forever look at firefighters differently after hearing the hard work that they put in day after day. May God be with you all.
So many wonderful memories... :) Athena, Michael, Alex, Ronnie, Tiffany & baby girl... From our family to yours, we send all our love and prayers. When the sky is a more brilliant blue than usual, we'll know it's Anthony's beautiful blue eyes smiling down and watching over us all. God bless.
Dearest Rose Family,
It's a strange circle, I now live in Prescott but am from Kenosha, WI. My son Clayton was good friends with Tony and skated often with him. Tony had actually been to my house a number of times. My son texted me and told me about that Tony was one of the 19 that died in the Yarnell Fire. I attended the Memorial on Tuesday was actually allowed inside Tim's as a result of being the first person there. The memorial was so beautiful. I have keeping my son posted with all the pictures I have gotten regarding Tony. He and the other 19 are true heroes. My thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of his family.
With deepest expressions to the Rose family. My heart is with you in thoughts and prayers as America remembers Anthony and his fellow firefighter: all were heroic young men. “I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you,” John 14:18. May God comfort, strengthen and keep you.
Remember to pray for our firemen and their families everywhere.
PRAYER FOR FIREFIGHTERS
Bless the firefighters—one and ALL;
Go before them on each call.
Protect them as they serve our kind,
Saving lives with theirs on line.
By Your mercy and Your grace,
Keep their families truly safe.
Oh, may they never suffer harm
At the sound of the alarm.
Grant them wisdom, knowledge too—
All, dear Lord, which comes from You.
Daily be their shield and guide;
Never—ever—leave their side.
Strengthen now the hands that serve
With the blessings they deserve.
© 2001 by Walterrean Salley
What a Hero!! My thoughts and prayers are with your family.
So sorry for your loss!! He was a true hero! May God comfort you and your family!!! God bless~
Our home beneath Granite Mt was threatened by fire and the very brave men of Prescott FD saved our community.
Although these deaths in Yarnell are a price much too high, we will be forever grateful to these 19 Hotshots, the best of the best. We always felt so safe knowing these firefighters were protecting us, this is all so incomprehensible.
That ache of emptiness is something we understand having lost a 23 year in an Air Force Special Operations mission, the depth of sadness and pride to lose someone so special is beyond words but we understand. But please have faith that time does heal the greatest sorrows.
Dear Mike and family, I'm was so sorry to hear about what happened and my heart just sank. I know that you are all so proud of him and that no words can truly help to numb the pain of losing him. I will say prayers for all your family but know that so many are thinking of you. Tony was truly a hero. My deepest condolences to you all.
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
May the family take strength from all the love coming your way from everywhere in our country. He will be there at his daughter's birth, and will be her guardian angel as she grows up. So sorry for your loss. God bless you and keep you always.
You will always live in our hearts and prayers.
Mike and Athena, Tony was a hero and now a guardian angle. He was fueled by fire and driven by courage. Tony will always be with you and his siblings. He is home now, in heaven, waiting; cause everyone goes home. My thoughts and prays are with you.
Our deepest condolences to you the family and loved ones of this extraordinary young man. He has touched the hearts & minds of the world with his exemplary character,integrity, passion and dedication. He will not be forgotten. His life made a difference. Our thoughts and prayers are with you now and in the days to come. May the God of ALL Comfort - comfort you as only He can. "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed,for His compassions never fail. With great respect,
MIKE AND ATHENA, I CAN'T THINK OF ANYTHING THAT COULD BE WORSE FOR A PARENT THAN LOSING A CHILD AND I'M SO VERY SORRY THAT YOU'RE GOING THRU THIS. I'M SURE NOTHING CAN HELP EASE YOUR PAIN, FOR WHAT IT'S WORTH, YOU'RE ALL IN MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYER'S.
So sorry to lose this incredible young man. There is deep sadness in the hearts of Arizonans. We mourn with you.
So very sorry for your loss. A true American hero.
My prayers are with your family.
RIP Anthony take care of your girls . Lots of love
Our Az.family will remember u always & b proud 2 say that u were our friend.it's still hard 2 swallow...but i know that smile of urs is lighting up the heavens.
Anthony Rose was my son.I am so proud of him, I dont think any father could be more proud of their son after him and his fallen comrades had to pay the ultimate sacrfice to protect the safety of others. His mother, brother and sister are standing very strong. He`s r Hero!!!! he da man. Love always Dad.
RIP, these brave men will never be forgotten.
May the Lord's light guide you through this difficult time and may it provide you some comfort to know that Anthony was and will always be a hero.
Ur my hero!!! Luv u sooooooo much!!! So proud of u & honored 2 no u since 2 years old :)
Anthony was an amazing person and an amazing Firefighter. I had the pleasure to work with him for awhile back in AZ at the Crown King Fire Department. I will never forget those times and I will never forget how great of a person that you were.
There is no pain more far-reaching and deeper than losing a child. My heart and prayers go out to you at this most difficult time.
I am so sorry for your loss. I am praying for your family during this time of grief.
My deepest and most sincere condolences to his family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Tony rose was a great man I was fortunate enough to grow up with such a great friend our friendship will never stop you will always be my heart brother ......roses family still needs our love and support we are starting a fund raiser to make money for the "last alarm project" efforts are going to make a memorial and there honor and for Tiffany and the baby times like these or when our country needs to get together to show their support we will all be giving out information as it comes on more details........my heart is with you Michael Athena Alex Rhonda and Tiffany our prayers are with you anything we can do to help
Thank you for all you have given, you will always be in our thoughts.
Linda Hoppe and Family
So sorry for your loss of this BRAVE young man. Hold the memories in your heart and make sure you share how such a great person he was , with his special daughter. My heart goes out to his family and we so appreciated everything these BRAVE firefighters do for us. We can not say enough about how they sacrifice their own lives to save others.
our prayers are with your family
My deepest condolences to the rose family, I knew Tony through our teen years and he was always a good friend to me at one point he lived a couple streets over from me in Beach Park I seen him almost every day, I am truly going to miss Tony he was a wonderful person with a fantastic sense of humor and a respectable personality, I regret losing touch with him over the past few years , when I had heard he passed away I was absolutely shocked and devastated that one of my good friends that had grown up to make a fantastic life for himself had it cut so short , I grieve for him and for everyone around him I will always keep him in my thoughts and prayers and wait for the day we meet again
So sorry to hear about your loss. Thoughts and prayers are sent your way. God bless.
I am so sorry for your loss, my heart is with the Rose family through this very sad time. RIP Brother;
Chelsea Russell, Toronto Fire Services
your were called to a higher place go rest now. prayers to family and love ones. R.I.P.
I am so sorry for your loss...he was a true hero in our eyes. May God comfort your family now and throughout the coming days and months. RIP
My deepest condolonces to the Rose family. May God bless each of you and give you the strenght needed during this time. A true Hero!
My heartfelt condolences. I am so very sorry for your loss; so very grateful for your sacrifice.
Sending you much love, and hope that you are granted strength in the coming days. Our sorrow is truly numbing, and our hearts are with you. Charlene and Mike Rathgeb, both with Toronto Fire Services, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
We are so very sorry for your loss. May jesus bless you; your baby and entire family abundantly.
God Bless you young man. Your daughter will grow up knowing what a true hero her Daddy is.....May God Bless you and your entire family....
The thoughts and prayers of the nation are with you as you grieve the loss of your loved one. May you find some comfort in knowing that you are in the thoughts and prayers of so many at this sad time.
God Bless the Rose family during this difficult time. Anthony is truly a hero for what he believed and for what he did. God Bless Anthony!
He will still be a wonderful father! Thank you for sharing a bit of Anthony's life with us. May peace be with you now!
MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOUR FAMILY CLOSE AT THIS TIME AND MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL.
My God be with you in your time of unbearable sorrow.
Anthony you are a hero and now you are an angel in Heaven sitting at the right hand of God. You will remain in the hearts of all who knew you and you will watch over your family, because you are their guardian angel now.
God Bless you to have such a caring loved one. We will never forget what he went through to protect and do his job.
So very sorry for your loss. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Anthony was a hero, and will never be forgotten.
Anthony You Were To Young, to have been taken from the ones that love you, you will always be in our hearts.
God Bless your family.
All of Arizona grieves with you.
With Deep Sympathy --
I am so sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts. No words can help at this time but please remember we share in your loss. My husband, my oldest daughter, and myself are firefighters.
Tiffany and Anthony's family, I am so very sorry that your family is going through this great loss with the passing of Anthony. Please know that you and your unborn son, Anthony's family and friends will be in my thoughts and prayers. Prescott will never forget!
Deepest condolences to your family & friends for the loss of your dear one; a true hero. God be with you in comfort and love as you grieve the loss of this great man. Be assured he gave his life in great honor. There is no way to thank him for his sacrifice; so in the memory of his dear passed soul I thank you, his loving family and friends. You are now his legacy. My heart is broken with you. So, so sorry for you loss.
My thoughts and prayers are with you.
Kathy & Brian Kent
Blenheim Ontario Canada
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May his little daughter grow up knowing what a courageous man her father is to all of us. God bless you with strength and comfort at this time and always.
You will never be forgotten. Prayers and thoughts to your family and friends. Through the FLAMES OF HELL TO THE GATES OF GLORY YOUNG MAN. God will Welcome as the wonderful person you are. God Bless you!
May you find strength in God in this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your little girl find comfort one day in knowing that her father was a true hero.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends of these fine young men that paid the ultimate price. My prayers are with you!
What a tragedy. May God give you peace and comfort to endure this sad time in your life.
Carol Underwood Burlington, NC
My heart breaks for Anthony Rose's family. I pray that God comforts them with an everlasting peace and love.
Please accept my Deepest Sympathies
my heart is broken. god bless him, you, tiffany, and your little one.
Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you.
Thinking about you and your family. Miss you so much already Anthony. We love you.
As a member of the Red team In Powell Ohio , I Carrie King and John bellemore Would like to give a praise of gratitude in you doing your job . To protect our Homes and our forest , please know you will not be forgotten
See you in the big sky
Continue your watch from above :'(
Thank you for giving your life to protect others, RIP