Wednesday, July 10, 2013

WATCH: Arizona Congressional Delegation Leads Congress In Moment Of Silence For Granite Mountain Hotshots

All nine members of Arizona's Congressional (House of Representatives) delegation led their colleagues in a moment of silence for the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill fire on June 30.  Rep. Paul Gosar (R-CD4) spoke for the group, as his district includes Yarnell.  The transcript is below the video:

Mr. Speaker, we, the Arizona delegation, rise today in the wake of the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire that has left our hearts, the hearts of Arizonans and the hearts of Americans across the country overwhelmed with disbelief and sadness.

This was the largest loss of life of first-responders since 9/11.

The town of Yarnell and the people of Arizona will never forget and will forever honor the 19 heroes of the elite Granite Mountain Hotshot fire crew who lost their lives in an act of self-sacrificing bravery.

Out of my deepest respect for these fallen heroes, their families and the communities of Prescott, Peeple’s Valley, and Yarnell I ask that you continue to keep them in your prayers.

And, I now ask you to join me and my colleagues for a moment of silence to honor the Yarnell 19’s ultimate act of courage and sacrifice.

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