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.
We honor all Arizonan First Responders who lost their lives while performing their duties.
MAY THEY NEVER BE FORGOTTEN
Those who lost their lives since our last memorial ride, you will never be forgotten!
Highlands Fire District Chief Michael Bradley, Last Alarm 12/18/2020
Chandler Police Department Officer Tyler Britt, End of Watch 01/11/2021
Arizona State University Police Department Officer Joseph Montgomery, End of Watch 01/14/2021
United States Border Patrol Agent Joel Belenski, End of Watch 01/13/2021
United States Customs & Border Protection Officer Byron Shields, End of Watch 01/20/2021
Federal Bureau of Investigation Agent Jimmie Daniels, End of Watch 02/01/2021
Prescott Fire Department Firefighter Tye Seets, Last Alarm 03/17/2021
Buckeye Fire Department Chief Bob Costello, Last Alarm 04/12/2021
Chandler Police Department Officer Christopher Farrar, End of Watch 04/29/2021
Tucson Police Department Officer Stephen Kass, End of Watch 05/05/2021
Nogales Police Department Officer Jeremy Brinton, End of Watch 05/21/2021
Phoenix Police Department Officer Ginarro New, End of Watch 05/31/2021
Marana Police Department K-9 Atlas, End of Watch 06/23/2021
Goodyear Police Department K-9 Evo, End of Watch 06/23/2021
United State Forest Service Firefighter Jeff Piechura, Last Alarm 07/10/2021
United States Forest Service Pilot Matthew Miller, Last Alarm 07/10/2021
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!