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Arizona Firefighters Remembered At Memorial Service

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PRESCOTT, AZ - Family, friends and thousands of firefighters across the country gathered on Tuesday at a memorial service held for the 19 firefighters killed while battling the Arizona wildfire, including Dustin DeFord from Ekalaka.

The memorial was held in Prescott Arizona, where the granite hotshots were based. Over 6,000 people were packed into the arena.

The stage was lined with American flags and images of the firefighters that were killed in the Yarnell Hill blaze.

Vice President, Joe Biden and Arizona Governor, Jan Brewers spoke at the memorial. Biden said "firefighting is not what they did, it was who they were."

Meanwhile, DeFord's funeral will be held this Saturday at 1 p.m. at the Carter County High School gymnasium in Ekalaka.

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