Monday, May 11, 2009
May 10 - 16 2009 is National Police Week. Many police related events are planned throughout the country yet the biggest observance takes place in Washington DC. The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), Fraternal Order of Police (FOP), Concerned of Police Survivors (COPS) and many more plan acitivites for serving officers, fallen officers and their survivors. In this week the Officers who have fallen in the Line of Duty from 2008 will be honored. Men and women who paid the ultimate price and gave their life in service of their fellow man.
Three highlights of the events in this upcoming week are:
The 21st Annual Candlelight Vigil that will be held on May 13, 2009 at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial site in Judiciary Square (400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC) at 8pm. This year the ceremony will be broadcasted live on Officer.com. (Make sure to log on early incase there are registration requirements.)
Concerns of Police Survivors’ (COPS) 25th Anniversary Celebration of Rebuilding Shattered Lives held Thursday, May 14, 2009 at 6pm at The Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel located at 1000 H Street, NW – Washington, DC. (a fundraiser)
The 28th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service begins at noon on Friday May 15, 2009 on the west lawn of the US Capitol. It pays a special tribute to law enforcement's fallen warriors.
I hope you are able to attend some of these events. If you are unable to attend keep checking here, I will be posting daily about Police Week Activities.