Fire Fighter Memorial Garden

The Prescott Area Iris Society in participation with Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Prescott, AZ, initiated in 2014 the Fire Fighter's Memorial Gardens, dedicated to the 19 Fire Fighters who were killed fighting the Yarnell Hill Fire 2013. The Memorial which is a tribute to honor the fallen and one survivor consists of walkways, benches, lighting and gardens containing Iris, daffodils and daylilies to extend the bloom season. The gardens are located at the entrance to the Hass Interfaith Memorial Chapel on the campus. Iris have been chosen and planted which have the names of the traits of first responders for each of the 19 men such as 'Rare Quality', 'Role Model', 'Valor', to name a few. Other irises which will be scattered throughout the area will have the names of fire related items such as Fire Breather, Blazing, Beacon, spark, and Molten Embers. Other irises with spiritual names will also be used such as Immortality, Heavenly Encore, and Stairway to Heaven. Combinations of both historic and contemporary irises are being used. Irises from across the United States were donated for the memorial.

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