Photos: Memorial service for Texas explosion victims

Photos: Memorial service for Texas explosion victims

Credit: AFP/Getty Images

Caskets and pictures of firefighters are displayed during a memorial service at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, on April 25, 2013 for the firefighters who were killed in a huge blast at a Texas fertilizer plant last week. Around 200 people were injured in the April 17 blast in West, a small town of 2,800 people located 80 miles (130 kilometers) south of Dallas. AFP PHOTO/Jewel Samad (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

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by KMOV.com staff

KMOV.com

Posted on April 26, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Dec 12 at 7:46 PM

Firefighters and first responders from all over Texas have gathered in Waco to honor those who died in last week’s fertilizer plant explosion in West.

Video messages from family members were played Thursday during a memorial service in Waco, about 90 miles south of Dallas. President Barack Obama, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and thousands of attendees watched relatives of the 10 first responders and two honorary first responders speak about their loved ones.  

For more photos from the memorial service, click here.

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