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Sunday, May 14, 2017

Peace Officer's Memorial Day


In 1962 the date of May 15th was designated as Peace Officer's Memorial Day, "in honor of the Federal, State, and municipal officers who have been killed or disabled in the line of duty."

On this day the flag should be flown at half-staff for the full day, unless May 15th happens to also be the third Saturday in May (ARMED FORCES DAY). On the rare occasion when both holidays fall on the same date, the flag is to be flown at full-staff.



We should honor and thank our Peace Officers. Their service is equal to that of our Armed Forces as the defenders of our communities, which are often as dangerous as any war-zone...Especially in our current time, when many are doing their best to turn the people against them.

Visit the Officer Down Memorial Page..It's a little over 1/3 through the year, and we already have over 48 peace officers killed in the line of duty. 145 were killed in 2016.


The streets of the U.S. aren't 'war-zones,' but our peace officers aren't outfitted with helmets and M-16's, and function in a position of weakness in the desire to be seen as 'peace officers'...We are living in a period where peace officers of all kinds are being labeled as 'bad guys', but we should all take a little time to think about what our neighborhoods would be like if the police weren't around and the streets were left to the truly 'bad guys.'

They are not perfect, and there are definitely some bad apples (as there are in every profession), but most are very good good men and women who are defenders of our way of life, and we should keep them in our heart at all times - especially on this day.

AMERICA'S PEACE OFFICERS, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!

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