COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (CBS4) – Colorado Springs celebrated the lives of firefighters who’ve paid the ultimate sacrifice at the annual IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial. Family and friends paid their respects at Memorial Park on Saturday.

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Thousands attend Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. (credit: CBS)

Amy Sharrah, of Greeley, says this year was the 10th anniversary of her husband’s death.

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Thousands attend Fallen Firefighter Memorial in Colorado Springs. (credit: CBS)

This type of gathering shows a bond between families that can’t be broken.

“You become a family, and you become very close. And when things happen, everybody jumps in and takes care of each other.  It’s a very close-knit group,” she said.

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In all, 250 names were added to the memorial wall. About 6,000 people attended the ceremony.

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