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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.