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Granite Mountain Hotshots commemorated in movie this October

“Only the Brave,” the movie that tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, opens nationwide on Friday, October 20.

Only The Brave the Movie 2017: Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]All men are created equal… then, a few become firefighters. “Only the Brave,” the movie that tells the story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, opens nationwide on Friday, October 20. Starring: Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges, James Badge Dale, with Taylor Kitsch and Jennifer Connelly.

Remembering the Granite Mountain Hotshots

Few will forget the 20 men known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots and their battle against the Yarnell Hill fire near Prescott. Nineteen of those firefighters died on June 30, 2013 after becoming trapped in a circle of fire. Only one firefighter survived in what was one of the deadliest wildfires in recent US history.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Family, friends and officials have worked hard to preserve the memories of the 19 deceased firefighters. The town of Yarnell has honored the Granite Mountain Hotshots with a unique tribute, a rugged hiking trail that climbs the side of the mountain where the men died. Each of the fallen 19 hotshots is memorialized along the trail with a plaque. The movie provides another tribute to these heroes.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”37861″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the month of October, Papa John’s and Cowboy Lifestyle Network team up to benefit wildland firefighters from throughout the West. Go to and use the Promo Code WFF40 to get 40 percent off regular menu price items, with 10 percent of your discounted purchase price donated to the Wildland Firefighters Foundation (WFF). This offer is valid October 1-31 in limited cities within Arizona, Oregon, Wyoming, Illinois, Missouri and Kansas.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”36568″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Based in Boise, Idaho, Wildland Firefighters Foundation provides aid to firefighters injured while battling grass or forest fires throughout the West. Support could include assistance with travel costs to bring family members to the bedside of an injured firefighter, or help with replacing lost wages during a firefighter’s medical leave. The Foundation also provides support and memorials to families of fallen firefighters.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Don’t miss your chance to see “Only the Brave” this October! Also, make sure to order some great food from Papa John’s with the WFF40 code to help provide support to worthy wildland firefighters from throughout the West![/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”37865″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”link_image”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”36556″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]

Dierks Bentley Writes and Records “Hold The Light” for The Movie ‘Only The Brave’

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_video link=”” align=”center”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]The distinctive vocals of multiplatinum singer/songwriter and Arizona native Dierks Bentley resonate throughout “Hold The Light,” his first-ever song written and recorded for a motion picture. The new song honors and embodies the spirit of the true heroism depicted in the film.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”37765″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”27253″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=””][vc_single_image image=”27381″ img_size=”full” alignment=”center” onclick=”custom_link” img_link_target=”_blank” link=””][/vc_column][/vc_row]

Carolyn Sostrom is a long-time Arizona resident who loves desert sunsets, warm weather and zumba. As a writer, she’s covered technology, medical and travel topics.

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