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Mourners gather to remember lives lost in West, Texas, explosion [pics]

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A little over a week after the deadly explosion at a West, Texas, fertilizer plant, Baylor University, in nearby Waco, is hosting a memorial service to honor those who lost their lives.

Leading up to today’s #WestMemorial, #Baylor Stadium speaks for all of us: twitter.com/BaylorBearmada… #PrayForWest #sicem

— Baylor Proud (@BaylorProud) April 25, 2013

Just saw school bus full of first responders heading south on 35, appear to be heading to #WestMemorial. Expecting thousands from across TX.

— Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) April 25, 2013

Line of people waiting to get inside Ferrell Center for #WestMemorial twitter.com/wacotrib/statu…

— WacoTrib.com (@wacotrib) April 25, 2013

Inside the Ferrell Center, preparing for #WestMemorial: instagram.com/p/YiVoA6TZza/ (via @benkwtx) #PrayforWest

— Baylor Proud (@BaylorProud) April 25, 2013

Firefighters from Calgary, Canada in Waco for #WestMemorial #Brotherhood twitter.com/wfaachannel8/s…

— WFAA TV (@wfaachannel8) April 25, 2013

“@bulariat: Uniformed first responders are standing vigil over the flag draped caskets of those killed in the blast. #westmemorial

— Deanna Calder (@DeannaCalder) April 25, 2013

Firefighters stand in front of caskets representing the fallen first responders #WestMemorial twitter.com/wacotrib/statu…

— WacoTrib.com (@wacotrib) April 25, 2013

12 flag-draped coffins; 10 those of first responders. #Waco #WestTX #explosion #fire #police #ems twitpic.com/clvr0d via @skamenca

— #YourLocalABC (@KAPPKVEW) April 25, 2013

Countless people are lined up along the memorial procession:

#PIC: procession- now those on motorcycles have flags to greet fire trucks driving in for #WestMemorial @nbcdfw twitter.com/RayVilleda/sta…

— Ray Villeda (@RayVilleda) April 25, 2013

A reminder that good people outweigh the bad. Firefighters saluting as family of the fallen pass under. #WestMemorial twitter.com/lovelovelovesa…

— Sarah [life of love] (@lovelovelovesar) April 25, 2013

The stunning American flag hoisted above all the emergency responders for the #WestMemorial. instagram.com/p/YiZfiCKLqC/

— Sarah [life of love] (@lovelovelovesar) April 25, 2013

A firefighter salutes as Dallas Fire & Rescue carry a helmet in honor of Kenny Harris into #WestMemorial. twitter.com/twoodard8/stat…

— Teresa Woodard (@twoodard8) April 25, 2013

Helmets representing the fallen first responders carried to #westmemorial service (Photo Rod Aydelotte / WacoTrib) twitpic.com/clvw7n

— WacoTrib.com (@wacotrib) April 25, 2013

Heartbreaking. RIP Heroes “@kwtx: Caskets of the fallen heroes inside of the Ferrell Center #WestMemorial twitter.com/kwtx/status/32…

— Kitty Alva(@HeyKitty) April 25, 2013

Solemn reverence in the Ferrell Center at Baylor:

Going on nearly 25 minutes of silence in Ferrell Center. #WestMemorial #honor

— Jay F. Hicks (@jayfhicks) April 25, 2013

A memorial video is playing on the big screen. Photo montage of the fallen. #WestMemorial

— Ben Walnick (@BenKWTX) April 25, 2013

Slide show playing. Families crying.”God Bless West, Texas” twitter.com/ShernMinKHOU/s…

— Shern-Min Chow(@ShernMinKHOU) April 25, 2013

Among an estimated 10,000 mourners, Texas @governorperry watches an overhead video tribute. #West #Texas twitpic.com/clw033

— August Skamenca (@Skamenca) April 25, 2013

Soundtrack for one of the fallen is the Superman score. As it should be. All of these men were superheroes. #WestMemorial

— Ben Walnick (@BenKWTX) April 25, 2013

Siarnicki: These men would not have called themselves heroes. They use three other words. Honor. Tradition. Courage. #WestMemorial

— Ben Walnick (@BenKWTX) April 25, 2013

“No amount of ability is of the slightest worth without honor.” #WestMemorial

— Susan Vessell (@SusanVessell) April 25, 2013

US Fire Administrator Ernie Mitchell reads the names of the 10 first responders killed in #West explosion. #westmemorial

— Joshua Fechter (@JFreports) April 25, 2013

Mitchell reads the names of all of the fallen with accompanying photos shown. Absolute silence. #WestMemorial

— Ben Walnick (@BenKWTX) April 25, 2013

Jimmy Duncan is reading the prayer and scripture. Says: “There is hope”. #WestMemorial

— Jay F. Hicks (@jayfhicks) April 25, 2013

Jimmy Duncan fire chaplain: “There is hope. In times of crisis we search for wisdom and comfort.” #WestMemorial

— Terri Gruca (@TerriG_KVUE) April 25, 2013

You can watch the service live here.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the citizens of West.

Heart-wrenching… so many brave first-responders… #WestMemorial

— Cyndie Buckle (@Cydnie8) April 25, 2013

Thoughts and prayers for the folks in West as they have their memorial this afternoon. 🙏 #WestMemorial

— Shelby Hauke (@HaukeShelby) April 25, 2013

May they draw comfort from one another.

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Previous coverage of the West, Texas, explosion can be found here.

Read more: http://twitchy.com/2013/04/25/mourners-gather-to-remember-lives-lost-in-west-texas-explosion-pics/

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