Remembering Yarnell: 19 ways to remember 19 fallen firefighters

PRESCOTT, AZ - A community comes together, finding unique ways to remember the Granite Mountain Hotshots killed in the Yarnell Hill Fire nearly a year ago.

Close friends of the fallen heroes are finding 19 ways to remember all 19 men.

Along the perfect piece of fabric, carefully cut and carefully quilted blankets has meaning to the kids putting them together.

“I wanted to do this because two of them are our friends whose dad died,” said one quilter.

Each item represents the 19 fathers, sons and brothers taken unexpectedly in the Yarnell Hill Fire.

Close friends launched a Facebook page , hoping to honor the 19 men.

Spreading through social media, it’s now expanded past friends and neighbors to complete strangers, all wanting to do something to pay tribute to the hotshots’ sacrifice.

Children like Eva Kleinman, who worked on making blankets and colorful placemats for Meals on Wheels, want to serve in their memory.

“They served us. So we can serve other people just like they did,” Eva said.

Eva's friend Charlie Stout said, “I wanted to make people happy, just like me.”

A little happiness leading up to a time that shattered the hearts of 19 families and an entire community can go a long way.

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