Slideshow: Somber crowd gathers to honor Houston firefighters


Slideshow shows the scenes of firefighters from Texas and across the nation who attended the memorial service Wednesday for four Houston firefighters killed last week in a massive hotel fire. As many as 40,000 people attended to remember the four who died on the deadliest day in the Houston Fire Department’s 118-year history.

 
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    Bagpipers lead firefighters and others in march to a memorial service honoring four Houston firefighters at Reliant Stadium, Wednesday in Houston. Full story (AP Photo/Melissa Phillip)

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    Firefighter's from around Houston and Texas walked during the firefighter's memorial procession. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Stravato)

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    As many as 40,000 people remembered the four firefighters who died Friday, the deadliest day in the Houston Fire Department’s 118-year history. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Stravato)

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    As many as 40,000 people remembered the four firefighters who died Friday, the deadliest day in the Houston Fire Department’s 118-year history. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Stravato)

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    Dozens of fire trucks and emergency services vehicles from New Orleans, Dallas and elsewhere formed a long procession on flag-lined streets leading to the stadium. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Paulsen)

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    A firefighter carries a helmet from Station 51 during the procession at the memorial service honoring the four fallen Houston firefighters. Full story (AP Photo/Karen Warren)

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    Houston Texans football players, including J.J. Watt, 99, pass over the memorial service honoring four Houston firefighters at Reliant Stadium. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Paulsen)

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    Bradley Vass holds a fellow firefighter friend’s child , 8-month old Nolan Hurl, before the Firefighter's memorial procession. Full story (AP Photo/Michael Stravato)

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