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One-year Anniversary Activities to Honor the Fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

June 30th will be the one-year anniversary of the loss of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots. There are many ways our community will observe the anniversary of this tragic event and celebrate the memory of these men who had such a profound impact on all of us.

The City, along with many other individuals and organizations, is planning activities that will appropriately honor these men and bring our community together in remembrance.

To facilitate these community efforts, the City has created a webpage to post anniversary activities in one location so residents can get information about the events on, before, and after June 30th., click tab Remembering Our Fallen, One-year Anniversary

Groups planning memorial events are encouraged to submit information for posting on the webpage. Examples are special church services, memorial/art displays, fundraisers, concerts, and dedications.

City of Prescott June 30th Anniversary Activities

City Services - The City will close at 3:00 p.m. on June 30th to enable employees to participate in anniversary activities.

Proclamation - The City will be issuing an anniversary proclamation, along with a special announcement.

Memorial Services - The memorial service that was held at Tim's Toyota Center on July 9, 2013, will be rebroadcast along with related programming throughout the day on Cable One Access 13 and Prescott Live & Play on Channel 15 (Channel 63 on the digital tier).

Courthouse Square Ceremony - Special guests will provide opening remarks and then read the names of the 19 Granite Mountain Hotshots followed by the ringing of the Yavapai County Courthouse bell 19 times at 4:42 p.m. The City is asking all of the local area churches to ring their bells as well. Following the ringing of the bells, a bagpipe band will play remembrance songs including "Amazing Grace". The ceremony will take place off Gurley Street on the north side of the Courthouse.