Wildland Firefighter Foundation 'RemEMBER' flags

Published at 7:50 p.m. on September 29, 2013 | Modified at 7:52 p.m. on September 29, 2013

One Stone, a local organization of high school students, and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation hang 319 "remEMBER" flags tied together to honor wildland firefighters killed in service since 1966. The names of 36 firefighters lost this year alone were read aloud and tied to the chain and flags in a ceremony Sunday Sept. 29, 2013 at Bogus Basin Frontier Point Nordic Lodge north of Boise. Decorated in color, symbols and words similar to Tibetan tradition, the flags will hang at at the lodge "releasing the positive energy of the fallen firefighters back into the land that they died protecting," according to a news release.

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