Granite Mountain Hotshot memorial dedicated in Phoenix

PHOENIX - It's one of the worst wildfire disasters we've ever seen, out of control flames taking the lives of 19 hotshots in Yarnell.

The one year anniversary is just days away and now a permanent memorial in the Valley honors their service.

It was a tough day at the Hall of Flame Fire Museum in Phoenix as dozens gathered to pay tribute to the fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots.

Bells tolled, honoring each of the 19 men who died. Kevin Woyjeck's dad spoke at the service.

"It's a dangerous job. I know my son loved doing it," he said.

"I lost my husband, but I lost 18 really good friends, and they were the best of the best," said Juliann Ashcraft, who lost her husband in the fire.

The ceremony ended with the dedication of 19 bricks, one for each of the hotshots.

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