The community of Yarnell and others will honor the memory of the Granite Mountain Hotshots at a program at 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 30 at the Yarnell Hill Fire Memorial Park, 22556 South State Route 89, Yarnell, AZ.
This year’s ceremony will be particularly poignant as it falls on a Sunday, the same day of the week that the Hotshots perished. This year two special guests will be speaking at the event: Augie Perry, owner of Augie’s restaurant in Prescott, has been a strong supporter of Yarnell in numerous ways since the fire, and whose restaurant showcases his love for firefighters. He will be joined by Bob Broscheid, the new executive director of the Arizona State Parks and Trails, who will highlight developments at the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park located just two miles south of Yarnell. The program will also include comments from firefighting personnel, residents and family of one of the Hotshots who perished in the fire. Several local musicians will lend their voices to the program, and attendees will see and hear about the latest developments in the in-town Memorial Park itself. The service will conclude with the reading of the names of each fallen member of the Granite Mountain Interagency Hotshot Crew, and a moment of silence at 4:42 pm.
Attendees are asked to bring chairs; shade covers will be provided. Parking on either side of State Route 89 is advised. The west entrance to the park will be clearly marked.
IN CASE OF RAIN: The program will be held at the Yarnell Community Presbyterian Church, 16455 Tabletop Way, Yarnell, AZ 85362.