Arizona firefighters vigil attended by thousands, including lone survivor Brendan McDonough
July 3, 2013 (PRESCOTT, Ariz.) (WLS) -- Thousands turned out for a memorial last night for the 19 firefighters tragically killed while battling a wildfire in Arizona.
Taps was played, as people paused to remember the firefighters at the ceremony in Prescott, Arizona.
The name of each firefighter was spoken aloud during the memorial.
After a moment of silence, 19 purple balloons were released into the air.
Among the crowd gathered was the lone survivor, Brendan McDonough.
McDonough had notified the crew of the changing wind conditions on Sunday before escaping the flames.
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