A Hero’s Welcome by Robert Longley
Time to come home dear brother; Your tour of duty is through; You’ve given more than anyone; Could be expected to do; Just a few steps further; The smoke will start to clear; Others here will guide you; You have no need to fear; You have not failed your brothers; You clearly gave it all; And through your selfless actions; Others will hear the call; So take your place of honor now; Among those who have gone before; And KNOW that you will be remembered; Both now and forevermore.
The records we have of Arizonan’s who paid the ultimate price in the line of duty date back to 1865 when Arizona was still a territory. Our records show 2,127 military personnel, 380 law enforcement officers, 134 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, 53 highway zone workers, 30 police K-9’s, and 8 tow truck operators lost their lives while performing their duties.
MAY THEY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
Names of our Fallen Military Personnel
Names of our Fallen Law Enforcement Personnel
Names of our Fallen Firefighters and Emergence Medical Personnel
Names of our Fallen Tow Truck Operators
We have attempted to obtain the names of the Highway Zone workers several times. Unfortunately we have be able to secure the 53 names of those individuals.
Live A Life That Matters by Michael Josephson
Ready or Not…Someday it will all come to an end. There will be no more Sunrises, No Minutes, Hours or Days. All the things you collected, whether treasured or forgotten, will pass to Someone Else. Your wealth, fame and temporal power will shrivel to irrelevance. It will not matter what you owned or what you were owed. Your grudges, resentments, frustrations, and jealousies will finally disappear. So, too, your hopes, ambitions, plans, and To-Do Lists will all expire. The wins and losses that once seemed So Important will fade away. It won’t matter where you came from, or on what side of the tracks you lived. It won’t matter whether you were beautiful or brilliant. Even your gender and Skin Color will be irrelevant. So, What Will Matter? How will the Value of your days be measured? What will matter is Not what you bought… but What You Built; Not what you got… But What You Gave! What will matter is Not your Success… But Your Significance. What will matter is Not what you learned, But What You Taught. What will matter is every act of Integrity, Compassion, Courage Or Sacrifice that Enriched, Empowered Or Encouraged Others to emulate Your Example. What will matter is Not your Competence… But Your Character. What will matter is Not how many people you knew… But how many will feel a Lasting Loss when you’re gone. What will matter is Not your memories… But the Memories that live on in those who Loved You. What will matter is How Long you will be Remembered, By Whom and For What. Living a life that matters doesn’t happen by accident. It’s Not a matter of Circumstance… But Of Choice. Choose To Live A Life That Matters! The records we have obtained dating back to 1865, when Arizona was still a territory there have been 2,127 military personnel, 376 law enforcement officers, 134 firefighters and emergency medical personnel, 53 highway zone workers, 30 police K-9’s and 7 tow truck operators who lost their lives while performing their duties. During our memorial motorcycle runs, we honor the memories of our fallen and will never allow them to be forgotten!