Tuesday, July 2, 2013

In Memoriam


Today our hearts are sad for the brave men who  died tragically in the Arizona wildfire.

They were called the Granite Mountain Hotshots and they were part of the Prescott, Arizona, Fire Department.

The sorrow of their loved ones, left behind, is heart-wrenching.

Children will never see their fathers again.  



Wives have lost their partners, their beloved husbands, who never dreamed they wouldn't be coming home.

The tears of mothers and fathers, who will never again hug their sons
on earth, will fall. 

Brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents and friends will all mourn the tragic loss of men they loved.
It goes to show how quickly life can change.







   May the souls of the brave firefighters rest in eternal peace. 

(The photos in today's post were taken on Monday, July 1st, by Susan Wicker on the way up to Mount Greylock in Western Massachusetts.)

17 comments:

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Isn't this so incredibly sad!

Bookie said...

Amen, no words needed.

Chatty Crone said...

They were on the church prayer list - we have a young mad that flies and puts fires out and he knows those men. God bless them all. sandie

Lady Linda said...

A very thoughtful blog post Susan. So sad.
Praying for their families.

diane.stetson said...

May the souls of the faithful departed rest in peace.

Merlesworld said...

This is very sad, it takes brave people to fight bush fires, they are so dangerous and hard to predict.
So sad for the families.
Merle.........

Glenda said...

My prayers are with the families and friends of these brave young men. We'll never know what horror they endured before being overtaken by the fires. May God grant peace and comfort for those who mourn...

Susan said...

The loss of these brave men saddens me thinking how their families are trying to cope with this tragedy. Life turns on a dime and once again, we are reminded how precious it is and should never be taken for granted. May they rest in peace, XOXO

Nellie said...

Such a tragedy! My thoughts and prayers are with the families who have lost their loved ones.

Dee said...

No one can ever be prepared for losses like this. May God comfort and care for the families. your heart photo is perfect for the day.

marianne said...

So very tragic; saying prayers for all the departed firefighters and their families.

As you said, we don't know our fate one day to the next.

Martha's Favorites said...

HI SUSAN: Yes, my son is a Hot Shot! This really hit close to home. Thanks for your prayers. Hugs, Martha

Darlene said...

My heart breaks for their families. May God bless them all and see them through this tragedy. Take care, Darlene

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: I join your tribute to the brave men who died in the fire. A sad loss. Keep in touch

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Susan,
So sad... My nephew is a professional Fire Fighter i Howard County , Maryland and was called to the Pentagon on 9/11.
My hearts breaks for those families...

Thanks so much for sstopping by!!

I am doing about 800 - 1000 calories a day and riding an exercise bike for about a half hour 6 days a week. I have lost 25 pounds so far since March...

Hugs,
Deb

Tree Hugger - Suzan said...

So incredibly awefull. Can't even imagine what the families are going through!! God Bless the guys and their family and friends!

Linda O'Connell said...

Son-in-law is a firefighter. It was such a tragedy.

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