Firefighters' families to be Fiesta Bowl marshals

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By Mike Gertzman By Mike Gertzman

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. (AP) -- Family members of the 19 fallen Granite Mountain Hotshots will be the grand marshals of this year's Fiesta Bowl Parade.

Organizers made the announcement Wednesday. The parade will make its way through central Phoenix on Dec. 28.

Fiesta Bowl Board Chairman Brian Hall says it will be an honor to include the family members. He says their husbands, fathers, sons and brothers are Arizona heroes who will never be forgotten.

The firefighters were killed June 30 when they were overcome by the Yarnell Hill Fire.

The families said in a statement that it's events like the Fiesta Bowl Parade that will allow them to continue to tell the stories of the firefighters and celebrate their lives.

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