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Entry #3: Eternal Remembrance

By Maureen O'Connor, Tru Vue® Marketing Manager

The Tru Frameable Moment™

 

In 2013, 19 of the members of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a firefighting team, were lost when trying to protect the environment, property, and people in the area from a rampaging forest fire at Yarnell Hill. Entry #3 is an elegant homage to the courage and dedication of the entire team, and the ultimate sacrifice made by each of its members.

 

The Design

 

The frame was handcrafted from Juniper, significant to this group because it is an indigenous tree that they were known for saving. A juniper tree also serves as a backdrop in the top image showing the team in a pyramid formation, while the bottom image shows the memorial fence outside the group’s training facility.

 

A LED strip on the inside on the frame signifies an eternal flame, and the names of each team member are highlighted and backlit through Plexiglas along both sides of the display.

 

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