Monday, April 6, 2009

Mesa Patriot Guard rider dies

Mesa Resident Craig Creed spent his weekends honoring the fallen soldiers as part of the Patriot Guard Riders. Last Thursday, he died after a tragic accident on the 101, riding his motorcycle home from a funeral where he participated along with 60 of his fellow Patriot Guard riders.

From the comments and the reactions, you can tell that Creed had an impact on the lives around him. And even to the end, he died doing something that he thought was important, honoring the lives of those who have sacrificed for his country.

While his death is tragic, its also very honorable. It is a tragic loss of someone with still so much life ahead, but there is no better way to go than doing something you love and honoring those that you care about.

Funeral arrangements for Creed are pending. The family has requested that in lieu of sending flowers to the family, to donate to the Patriot Guard Riders or Boys and Girls Clubs of the East Valley.

Checks may be made payable to Patriot Guard Riders Inc. and mailed to: Patriot Guard Riders, P.O. Box 822513, Vancouver, WA 98682, or BGCEV, 1405 E.
Guadalupe Road, Suite 4, Tempe, AZ 85283.

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