May 9 - May 15, 2000
May 15 was designated National Peace Officers' Memorial Day in 1962 by President John F. Kennedy. The week containing May 15 was designated National Police Week. National activities are hosted each year in Washington, DC, to honor those law enforcement officers who made the ultimate sacrifice the previous calendar year and to offer support to the survivors of those officers as well as survivors of other years. A series of events comprise National Police Week activities.
The National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund sponsors the annual Candlelight Vigil at the National Law Enforcement Memorial in Washington, DC. The Grand Lodge Fraternal Order of Police and its Auxiliary sponsor the National Peace Officers' Memorial Service on the lawn of the Capitol Building in Washington, DC. The New York State Fraternal Order of Police hosts an event at their headquarters in Hicksville, NY, and there is a service at the New York State Police Officers' Memorial in Albany, NY. Local municipalities often host events as well.
|12th Annual Candlelight Vigil. Sponsored by the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund (NLEOMF), the event will begin at 8:00 p.m at the Memorial grounds, located at Judiciary Square, on the 400 block of E Street, NW, Washington, DC. A reading of the names newly engraved on the Memorial immediately follows the ceremony. Everyone is welcome to attend; no tickets are required. For additional information, call 202/737-3400.|
Ride 2000, 12pm
Motorcycle procession from RFK Stadium to Memorial
Contact: Gary Lyons at 703/241-5050
Conference of Law Enforcement Emerald Societies Pipe Band March
Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service, at the West Front
of the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, DC.
at the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial
Fly a Blue Ribbon in Support of National Police Week
Video of the 1998 Candlelight Vigil(courtesy of the NLEOMF)