Posted: Apr 25, 2013 1:34 PM
WACO, Texas (AP) - Firefighters and first responders from all over Texas are gathering in Waco to honor those who died in last week's fertilizer plant explosion in West.
A parade of fire trucks and other first responders' vehicles passed through Waco Thursday before a memorial service for first responders.
At least 14 people died in the April 17 explosion at West Fertilizer, including 10 first responders. Thousands of people were expected to attend the memorial service at the Ferrell Center in Waco, about 90 miles south of Dallas.
Family members were escorted into the ceremony on the Baylor University campus. In front were 12 flag-draped caskets. Large photographs were placed in front of each.
President Barack Obama, U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Gov. Rick Perry are expected to speak.
Click here to submit a news tip to us!
Become a Facebook Fan!
Help those in need this holiday season
Win! Win! Win!
Wise Local Marketing!
Get news, weather and more on your smartphone and tablet!
Get texts for news, traffic, deals and more!
Sign up on KVOA.com for newsletters, exclusive deals, and more!
What's happening on News 4 @ 4
Stories and videos with Kristi's Kids
Check out the latest events FC Tucson has scheduled.
Let us help grow your business
Digital Channel 4.2
What's on KVOA and when!
Contact info for our department heads
KVOA's on air personalities!
Work at News 4 Tucson
Complete feeds of all KVOA.com stories
FCC Public File of Records, Reports, and More