A memorial service is being held Thursday to honor those first responders who were killed in the fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas.
The event will honor West firefighters Morris Bridges, Cody Dragoo, Joseph Pustejousky, Douglas Snokhous, and Robert Snokhous. Dallas Fire-Rescue's Kenny Harris, Abbott FD/West EMS's Cyrus Reed and Jerry Chapman, Merknel EMS/West EMS's Perry Calvin, and Bruceville Eddy FD/EMS's Kevin Sanders.
The event is a planned stop for members of the Westboro Baptist Church as well. But, Baylor University students are organizing a human chain that will surround the Ferrell Center to block the picket.
Also speaking at the memorial will be President Obama who is in Dallas for the dedication of the George W. Bush Presidential Library.
Organizers say thousands will be in attendance including firefighters from all over Texas and neighboring states.