Our Hearts Are in Arizona

We are all writers and readers here. We love strong, brave heroes. Without doubt, firemen fall into the hero category we love to write about. When authors write about hero and heroines, or when we read a romance that feature those wonderful people, we always give them happy endings. One of the reasons I read and write romance is because of the happily-ever-after endings.

In real life, happy endings aren’t always how things turn out.

On June 30, 2013 nineteen Arizona families got the worst news a firefighter’s family can receive…the type of crushing blow that will change lives forever.

And so, the post is in memoriam for those nineteen brave, strong firefighters who lost their lives doing their jobs…doing what they loved.

Lost to their families and to their community…

Eric Marsh, 43-year-old superintendent of the Granite Mountain Hotshots.
Andrew Ashcraft, 29
Robert Caldwell, 23
Travis Carter, 31
Dustin Deford, 24
Christopher MacKenzie, 30
Grant McKee, 21
Sean Misner, 26
Scott Norris, 28
Wade Parker, 22
John Percin, 24
Anthony Rose, 23
Jesse Steed, 36
Joe Thurston, 32
Travis Turbyfill, 27
William Warneke, 25
Clayton Whitted, 28
Kevin Woyjeck, 21
Garret Zuppiger, 27

If you want to do something to help, check their Facebook page or click here to reach Prescott Firefighter’s Charities.

And pray for their families.