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Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service

Photographs from the Annual IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial Service on August 21, 2013.

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Donald Blevins of Houstin stands in front of the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Tara Hofland, of Ontario, Canada walks along the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People make rubbings of names inscribed on the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jack Sawin of Chicago, Ill. looks for a name on the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Firefighters display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People are seen looking at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Captain Lary Batiste, of the Houston Fire Department and member of the IAFF Honor Guard, holds a IAFF flag for Joe Delgadillo before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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The United States flag, Canadian Flag, and Colorado State flag are seen during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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IAFF President Harold Schaitberger is seen greeting motorcycle riders during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Denise McFerran holds her granddaughter Oliviah, 2, while her son, Jason, a Colorado Springs Firefighter holds his son, Luke,2, during the parade of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jason McFerran and his son, Luke, 2, watch as motorcycles pass by during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Various members of the IAFF play bag pipes during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the public and firefighters listen to speeches during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard stand at attention while the colors are retired during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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celebrating the lives of firefighters lost in the line of duty this past year during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Blake Vinson of Milwaukee, WI is helped by Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorer Wyatt Benoit while making a rubbing of Thomas Anshus's name from the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jolie Fernandes of Bellingham, WA looks for her friend, Tim Ross's name on the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jolie Fernandes of Bellingham, WA rests her hand on the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorers and Firefighters prepare to display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorers and Firefighters prepare to display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People wander around the IAFF Memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Firefighters from Peyton stand in front of a truck during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Various members of the IAFF play bag pipes during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Judi Simmons along with her sons, Kevin,15, and Ryan, 13, are presented a IAFF flag for her late husband, Martin, during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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A member of the IAFF Honor Guard carries a flag for a fallen firefighter during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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A member of the IAFF Honor Guard carries a flag for a fallen firefighter during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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John Thompson of Nashville, TN, receives a flag for his late father John Kelly, Jr. during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard stand at attention while the colors are retired during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is seen adorned with flowers, pictures and moments at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Donald Blevins of Houstin stands in front of the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Tara Hofland, of Ontario, Canada walks along the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People make rubbings of names inscribed on the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jack Sawin of Chicago, Ill. looks for a name on the IAFF Fallen Firefighters Memorial Wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Firefighters display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People are seen looking at the IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Captain Lary Batiste, of the Houston Fire Department and member of the IAFF Honor Guard, holds a IAFF flag for Joe Delgadillo before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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The United States flag, Canadian Flag, and Colorado State flag are seen during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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IAFF President Harold Schaitberger is seen greeting motorcycle riders during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Denise McFerran holds her granddaughter Oliviah, 2, while her son, Jason, a Colorado Springs Firefighter holds his son, Luke,2, during the parade of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jason McFerran and his son, Luke, 2, watch as motorcycles pass by during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Various members of the IAFF play bag pipes during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the public and firefighters listen to speeches during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Members of the IAFF Honor Guard stand at attention while the colors are retired during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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celebrating the lives of firefighters lost in the line of duty this past year during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Blake Vinson of Milwaukee, WI is helped by Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorer Wyatt Benoit while making a rubbing of Thomas Anshus's name from the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jolie Fernandes of Bellingham, WA looks for her friend, Tim Ross's name on the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jolie Fernandes of Bellingham, WA rests her hand on the memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorers and Firefighters prepare to display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Colorado Springs Fire Department Explorers and Firefighters prepare to display the Canadian and American flags before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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People wander around the IAFF Memorial wall before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Jennifer Garcia of New York, makes a rubbing of a name inscribed on the memorial wall, before the start of the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Firefighters from Peyton stand in front of a truck during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Various members of the IAFF play bag pipes during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Members of the IAFF Honor Guard hold flags for firefighters who lost in the line of duty during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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Judi Simmons along with her sons, Kevin,15, and Ryan, 13, are presented a IAFF flag for her late husband, Martin, during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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A member of the IAFF Honor Guard carries a flag for a fallen firefighter during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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A member of the IAFF Honor Guard carries a flag for a fallen firefighter during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

John Thompson of Nashville, TN, receives a flag for his late father John Kelly, Jr. during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial KKN 20130921

Members of the IAFF Honor Guard stand at attention while the colors are retired during the annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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The IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial is seen adorned with flowers, pictures and moments at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs, Colorado on Saturday, September 21, 2013. (Kent Nishimura/The Gazette)

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