Firefighters who died fighting wildfires honored

(KPNX) Family and friends of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in Arizona’s Yarnell Hill Fire three years ago watched as a long-awaited memorial was finally dedicated Tuesday.

The Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park is a roughly two-mile trail, ending in the spot where the firefighters died.

Plaques dedicated to each firefighter and the job of wildland firefighting are placed along the trail so people can learn about each fallen hotshot.

A half mile from the trailhead is Eric Marsh’s plaque.

“It’s bittersweet,” Marsh’s father John said as he came down the trail Tuesday. “You’re proud it’s there and very thankful and very humbled.”

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