Sunday, May 15, 2011

National Police Week

This was National Police Week in Washington DC.:

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.

These pictures are from the National Police Memorial which is located at Judiciary Square. It is a sad and solemn time to remember those police officers who have died in the line of duty to keep us safe.

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