Jun 30, 2014 4:59 AM
PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) - The city of Prescott is marking the one-year anniversary of the deaths of 19 wildland firefighters with a simple downtown ceremony.
The names of the Granite Mountain Hotshots will be read outside the Yavapai County courthouse Monday before a bell chimes 19 times and a bagpipe band plays "Amazing Grace."
Meanwhile, the men's families plan to gather at the Prescott cemetery where many of Hotshots are buried for a private service.
Other tributes include a play based on items left at the fence outside the Hotshots' fire station, an exhibit about their time on the fire line and a hike at one of their favorite training spots.
The Hotshots were battling the Yarnell Hill Fire when they became trapped in a brush-choked canyon on June 30, 2013.
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