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National Police Memorial Week

Posted by on May. 14, 2012 at 10:42 AM
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ABOUT NATIONAL POLICE

In 1962, President John F. Kennedy signed a proclamation which designated May 15th as Peace Officers Memorial Day and the week in which that date falls as Police Week. Currently, tens of thousands of law enforcement officers from around the world converge on Washington, DC to participate in a number of planned events which honor those that have paid the ultimate sacrifice.

The Memorial Service began in 1982 as a gathering in Senate Park of approximately 120 survivors and supporters of law enforcement. Decades later, the event, more commonly known as National Police Week, has grown to a series of events which attracts thousands of survivors and law enforcement officers to our Nation's Capital each year.The National Peace Officers' Memorial Service, which is sponsored by the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police, is one in a series of events which includes the Candlelight Vigil, which is sponsored by theNational Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF) and seminars sponsored by Concerns of Police Survivors (C.O.P.S.)National Police Week draws in between 25,000 to 40,000 attendees.

The attendees come from departments throughout the United States as well as from agencies throughout the world. This provides a unique opportunity to meet others that share a common brotherhood. In that spirit, the Fraternal Order of Police DC Lodge #1 sponsors receptions each afternoon and evening during Police Week. These events are open to all law enforcement personnel and are an experience unlike any other.
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Hottmomma607
by on May. 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM
Thats awesome!!
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Janet
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:43 AM

 There is a day for everything.

jltplk25
by Gold Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:46 AM
This whole week is dedicated to honoring those who lay their lives on the line. I think thats a bit more "necessary" than National Ice Cream day. Lol

Quoting Janet:

 There is a day for everything.

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starreyedcutie
by Bronze Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:47 AM
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Amen!!! My husband is military police and my bff is a police officer in ny! They deserve it!!
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jltplk25
by Gold Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM
Dh is a Deputy here in our county. :-) Tell your dh and bff thank you.

Quoting starreyedcutie:

Amen!!! My husband is military police and my bff is a police officer in ny! They deserve it!!
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Janet
by Ruby Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:50 AM

 Yes, it is! You are right. I was talking about those kind of days. Wasn't thinking straight.

Quoting jltplk25:

This whole week is dedicated to honoring those who lay their lives on the line. I think thats a bit more "necessary" than National Ice Cream day. Lol

Quoting Janet:

 There is a day for everything.

 

jltplk25
by Gold Member on May. 14, 2012 at 10:51 AM
Lol. Its ok. I tend to get a bit protective. ;-)

Quoting Janet:

 Yes, it is! You are right. I was talking about those kind of days. Wasn't thinking straight.


Quoting jltplk25:

This whole week is dedicated to honoring those who lay their lives on the line. I think thats a bit more "necessary" than National Ice Cream day. Lol


Quoting Janet:


 There is a day for everything.


 

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snuggiewoogie
by on May. 14, 2012 at 11:14 AM

 Cool....

goddess99
by Michelle on May. 14, 2012 at 12:40 PM

interesting

Knightquester
by on May. 14, 2012 at 12:48 PM
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I have blue candles I light for family officers that have died while on duty.  Although my family is now half a country away, and the members that have died are now twenty plus years gone I still light them so my children will remember and out of respect for the fact somebody was willing to put their lives on the line for the well being of their community.

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