Sometimes, you just have to throw the Flag Code book out the window.
The deaths of the Yarnell firefighters last week also provided an unusual display of grief and honor and sincere respect that the region has for the men who died fighting the wildfire.
Yesterday, 19 hearses wound their way along canyon roads and through the towns …
… where people did they only thing they could do: drop everything they were doing and pay some respect.
It was more than 100 degrees on the route from Phoenix to Prescott. People lined overpasses. The widow and family of a police officer, killed a few months ago, stood along Carefree Highway. An honor guard has stayed with the caskets since Monday.
“They are never left alone — not even for a second,” said one of the guard. “They always have someone present with them.”