Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Today The Washington Times posted in the middle of the front page a headline "For Brothers In Arms". It shows Retired Capitol Police Officer Larry Gaines saluting a wreath placed in honor of the 185 officers lost in the line of duty last year. The weather is nice for this week of visiting the NLEOM and to spend time in reflection on the lives of these fallen heroes.
It was Oct 1, 1962 that a Joint Resolution authorized the President to proclaim May 15 of each year as Peace Officer Memorial Day and the calendar week of each year during in which May 15 occurs as Police Week.
Today at 2pm the Police Unity Tour will ride into the NLEOM. These officers over a thousand in numbers cycle for many days from all over the country riding long distances to honor our fallen. If you can be there for there arrival it will be worth the sight.