Standing on a stage behind flag-covered caskets, President Barack Obama told the residents of West that while he and others may not live in Texas, they are neighbors, and are also grappling with the town’s loss.
Complete coverage of nearly three hour memorial service dedicated to 12 first responders who lost their lives in West Fertilizer plant explosion.
In West, there are still too many questions, too much work, and too much worry for the devastated city to stop moving—even to mourn.
It started with a procession that included dozens of fire trucks and cars and pickups filled with men and women in uniform. The memorial service for those killed in the West Fertilizer Company explosion was held at the Ferrell Center on the Baylor University campus.
On April 17, an explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, leveled part of the small town. Most of the victims were first responders from fire departments in West and other nearby towns that were on the scene trying to control the fire that preceded the blast.