Sunday, May 15, 2011

National Police Week 2011 :: May 15-21

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It's National Police Week! We get a whole official week to honor and remember fallen officers nationwide. I think it's also a good time to show the officers in our lives and in our communities our support. Of course for those of us in this world, we don't limit ourselves to one week. It's a constant part of our lives.

I posted this last year, but for those of you who may have never heard of police week before (I hadn't until HF became a cop) this is the gist of what it's all about (found here):
Each May during National Police Week the nation pauses to recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. law enforcement. Established in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy and a joint resolution of Congress, National Police Week pays special tribute to those law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty for the safety and protection of others. Ceremonies are held in Washington, DC, and in communities across the country.
Most events take place in Washington DC, but many other cities and communities hold their own memorials and events. Here are some helpful websites with Police Week news:


I would love to hear if/how you all commemorate National Police Week. Do you go to any of the vigils or programs in DC? Do you do something in your own community? Do you plan activities with your children/families? Let me know. Later this week, I will share what we did. 

4 comments:

Patricia Anne said...

Hi, my name is Patricia. It is always very exciting to read your blog! My dad went to the fbi academy and graduated last year. He went to national police week, too. Your blog makes me think of my dad. I worry about him a lot, and your blog makes it all not so bad, i guess you could say. (: Just thought you should know. I'll keep reading your posts! Thank you!

Christy said...

Our local agencies host a police memorial each year for the surrounding areas. I just posted about it here: http://www.raisingknights.com/2011/05/national-police-week-2011.html

A police widow that is rebuilding her life..... said...

I attend National Police Week in DC every year to remember my first husband that was killed in the line of duty 13 years ago. I am now remarried to another officer and he attends with me and is very supportive. I wish all police families could attend at least once to see the BIGGER picture. Its amazing to see 19,000 names carved on the wall and realize those aren't just names, those are someone's heroes.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

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.