Remembering Yarnell: Thousands pledge to leave porch lights on to remember 19 Prescott firefighters

PRESCOTT, AZ - Porch lights in Prescott, and across the country, are being left on Monday night to honor the 19 members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots were died fighting the Yarnell Hill wildfire one year ago.

Several people came out to Prescott's town square Monday to mark the anniversary since the June 30, 2013 deadly wildfire. A bell was rung 19 times, while the names of the 19 firefighters were read aloud.

There was also a moment of silence -- lasting 19 second, one second for each fallen hero.

Residents from across the country will continue to honor the hotshots by leaving their porch lights on . A Facebook event said that the porch light honor occurs each 30th day of the month, however, marking the one year anniversary makes it all that more meaningful.

"It's a little thing that reminds you what they did for us," said Michelle Shaw.

"It's a reminder of the past, but it drives us forward. Showing us that every day is precious and to take advantage of that," she said.

You can take the pledge by visiting the event Facebook page .

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