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Letter: Storm King 14 thanks

As the Mother of Tami Bickett (Storm King 14 fallen firefighter–1994), I would like to thank the community of Glenwood Springs, the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, Garfield County Sheriff’s Office and Garfield County Fire and Rescue, the Colorado River Fire Rescue, Josh Tibbitts, Marlinde Jacks, Jim Roth, the Colorado and the Wildland Firefighter Foundations, Hotshots from Prineville, Redding and Fulton, McCall Smokejumpers, Alpine Bank, American Tower, Miles Gurtler and the Storm King trail workers, the city of Glenwood Springs for keeping up the grounds around the monument, and the Canyon Creek Estates for maintaining the Memorial Park and placing flags along the access road and so many others that honored the commitment, “We Will Not Forget.”

Please forgive me as I am sure I have missed some valuable players in providing for the 25th anniversary of those who perished on Storm King Mountain.

The tram rides provided by Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park were enjoyed by our group of 27 folks. Also, thanks to the Glenwood Canyon Brewery for donating money for each beer sold to the Storm King 14 Scholarship.

The barbecue dinner was delicious and enjoyed by the families, friends and firefighters. The New Creation Church was very generous in hosting the area for the dinner, as well as for shuttles to the trailhead on July 6.

I would also like to thank Greg Little who has been our sponsor, mentor and friend for the past 25 years. He has given the Bickett family so much love and support throughout this time.

The community of Glenwood Springs is so appreciated by the survivors and families of the 14 fallen firefighters, and most of these folks try to visit the area often.

Jan Diamantine

Mother of Tami Bickett: May 24, 1969 —July 6, 1994

Lebanon, Oregon

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