Granite Mountain Hotshots

Arizona Congressman Paul Gosar is formally asking the U.S. Navy to consider naming one of its new warships the "U.S.S. Granite Mountain" in honor of the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed during the 2013 Yarnell Hill Fire.

A memorial service was held in Yarnell, Arizona yesterday to mark the sixth anniversary of the deaths of 19 Granite Mountain Hot Shot firefighters who lost their lives battling a wildfire near Yarnell in 2013.

Prescott is the town where the Hotshots were based.

Phoenix media report that a new Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park is being planned near the fire site….and will include an amphitheater and a display that will tell the story of the fire.

At yesterday’s ceremonies…the names of the fallen firefighters were read with a moment of silence.

Courtesy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots

A center honoring 19 fallen Prescott area firefighters has received nearly 15,000 visitors since it opened last year.

AP Photo/Matt York, File

The Prescott City Council will contribute $50,000 to a courthouse plaza memorial honoring 19 firefighters who died in 2013.

Ryan Heinsius

Saturday marks five years since 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire. To honor them, the City of Prescott, where the men were based, will unveil a tribute center. It’s very personal. It features biographies and photos of the fallen crew, and thousands of items left by the grieving public at the hotshots’ fire station. In this audio postcard, we hear from some of the people who designed the tribute center.