It's a day meant to be remembered forever in scrapbooks: the first day of kindergarten, when parents walk their child to class for the first time.
But for one Phoenix family, it was a bittersweet first day of kindergarten, as one parent was missing.
Phoenix firefighter Brian Beck, Jr., tragically lost his battle with occupational cancer in May of this year.
So on Wednesday, Beck's fellow firefighters made certain that his daughter's first day of kindergarten did not go unnoticed by the fire department family.
Little Emery Beck was surround on both sides by firefighters, who lined the sidewalk as Emery made her way to class.