TODAY | July 10, 2013
>>> by a wildfire were honored tuesday at a memorial service attended by thousands including vice president joe biden . miguel reports from prescott, arizona.
>> reporter: the tribute honored their lives and their sacrifice.
>> wade, scott parker .
>> 19 fallen firefighters that fought and died together. [ bell ringing ]
>> reporter: dan was their chief.
>> if i could fulfill my fondest wish it could be that my tears would wash away the pain and loss that we all feel.
>> reporter: the granite mountain hot shots were a band of brothers that saved homes and battled blazes where ever they were called.
>> an elite unit in every sense of that phrase.
>> reporter: last week they were in their own backyard when a fire storm swept over them. only one man in the team survived. the crew look out was a mile away. he read the hotshot prayer.
>> lord bless my hotshot crew , my family, one and all.
>> reporter: a city, a state, a country remembers the granite mountain