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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
August 03, 2013
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The Fearless Firefighters.
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They Know No Fear
These Brave And
Courageously Firemen
Everywhere;

They Put There Very
Own Life On The Line
For You And For Me
These Firemen
Everywhere,

Saint Michael The
Archangel And His
Legion Of Angels Are
Watching Over Them
From A Distant;

A Firefighter Job Is
Never Done,

And Its An Endless
Battle They Must Face
With Courage Each Day;

Of Fighting A Violent
Blaze Of Fire
For You And For Me
Everywhere,

They Are Always On The
Call Twenty Four Seven
All Year Round
For You And For Me;

Just In One Day
Nineteen Fearless
Firefighters Has Lost
There Lives Of Fighting
A Violent Blaze Of Fire
For You And For Me,

Saint Michael The
Archangel Had Sent
Out His Legion Of
Angels From Heaven;

To Gether Up The Souls
Of The Fallen Firemen
Everywhere,

And One By One The
Legion Of Angels Are
Bringing Them Home
Safely To Heaven.

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Thanks.
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July 20, 2013
HERO,S LIVE FOREVER PITTS. PA
July 20, 2013
After reading abbout Yarnell on our local vollunteer FD website all I can do is send my respect to 19 families and to thousands of Volunteer and professional firefichters.
Keep doing what you do best.

Amsterdam Holland
July 18, 2013
my thoughts and prayers
go out to all the families
and friends that have lost
loved ones may the peace of GOD give you comfort though this difficult time
July 17, 2013
Our two sons have been forest firefighters for 5 years.
We know these young men and women, their work ethic, strength, camaraderie and sheer selflessness is unparalleled. The horror of this tragedy will remain in our hearts.
Our family will be sending a donation through Prescott Fire.
Please allow us to offer our ongoing deepest and most sincere condolences.
July 16, 2013
my thoughts and prayers
go out to all the families
and friends that have lost
loved ones in the terrible
wildfire! i will miss them
all greatly god bless
america!!

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