Gov. Ducey reads a poem as the dedication ceremony begins for the Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park. pic.twitter.com/67R3Q0ocgf— Raquel Cervantes (@RaquelABC15) November 29, 2016
"It's just kind of unbelievable still. It's sad, but it's neat that they're remembering them this way. It's pretty awesome,” said Janae Harezma, whose nephew, Wade Parker, also died in the Yarnell Hill Fire.
The seven-mile round trip hike to the memorial site isn’t easy — a nod to the physical condition the hotshots had to be in for the dangers they faced.
"None of us could've imagined that a bolt of lightning would ignite the deadliest wildfire in state history, but we all knew who would respond if it ever happened,” Gov. Ducey said.