Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park Receives Donation from Arizona Public Service Foundation
June 22, 2016
PHOENIX - On June 22, 2016, Arizona Public Service Foundation (APSF) has generously donated $229,000 to open Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park.
The donation by APSF completes the amount needed to open the park. The funds will cover construction of the trail to the deployment site, biography plaques for each of the 19 hotshots, benches along the main trail and completion of the observation deck over looking the deployment site.
"The Granite Mountain Hotshots made the ultimate sacrifice to protect the community, and we will never forget their service," said Governor Doug Ducey. "The memorial park is an effort to develop a lasting legacy for the brave hotshots who gave their lives and will provide Arizonans a place to honor these heroes."
"With full hearts, we are humbled to play a small part in the completion of this memorial. I believe this site will serve as a reminder for current and future generations of the ultimate sacrifice made by these 19 brave hotshots," said APS CEO Don Brandt. "Our association with the Yarnell community will live on in the minds and hearts of APS employees, and it's one reason we will continue to honor those who put their lives on the line to help others."
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